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Square Activity Signals Start Of CPO Upgrade

A section of Queen Elizabeth Square in downtown Auckland is to be cordoned off as work starts on a major restoration of the Chief Post Office as part of the Britomart project.

Pedestrians will still use the western side of the square by the Downtown shopping centre, but public access will be limited on the eastern, or CPO side.

Two cabbage trees in the square have been removed and other plants, bins, streetlights, public telephones and bicycle racks will be removed this week before the restoration begins on April 29.

Redevelopment of the square – which is at the bottom of Queen St and is bounded by Quay St and Customs St West - is a major part of the Britomart Project.

The square will eventually become a bus-only transit mall for buses from around Auckland City and the region as a connection point in Britomart transport interchange which extends 100 metres beyond the square and the underground rail station into surrounding streets.

Buses will leave from the interchange, which includes Albert, Lower Hobson, Customs, Quay, Commerce and Fort streets, which will be sites for bus stops.


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