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Wellesley Street East improvements begin this week

Wellesley Street East improvements begin this week

Transit New Zealand and Auckland City advise all road users that road works have started in the Wellesley Street East/Princes Street area.

Work at this location will involve the construction of new traffic islands, changes to lane markings and general landscaping.

During the ten-week programme, parking on both sides of Wellesley Street East will be affected, and some traffic movements will be restricted. The most notable restriction will be that traffic will no longer be able to turn right from Princes Street into Wellesley Street East.

Pedestrians are advised to take particular care in this area, and are asked to use the footbridge that passes over Wellesley Street East between Albert Park and Auckland University of Technology.

The majority of the work will take place from 7am to 7pm, Mondays to Saturdays. However Sundays and night work will be required in some circumstances.

When completed, the improvements will help to reduce the volume of through traffic which traverses the most heavily pedestrianised part of the city. The work is also required to allow Wellesley Street East to connect to the new Wellesley Street bridge, which will allow direct access across Grafton Gully to Grafton Road and the hospital. The new bridge, which will also feature new motorway on and off-ramps, is scheduled to open in early October.

Transit and Auckland City thank all road users for their co-operation, and apologise for any inconvenience.

For more information regarding the work, visit the project information centre at the corner of Stanley Street and Alten Road, or phone 0800 ToFreeflow (0800 863 733)

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