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K’Road bus shelters set for makeover

Friday 3 June

K’Road bus shelters set for makeover

The 40 year old bus shelters on Auckland’s Karangahape Road are about to be replaced with new structures set to become a new landmark.

K’Road is one of the main roads on the walking route to Eden Park and the work has been timed to be completed in time for Rugby World Cup 2011.

The existing bus shelters on the motorway overbridge were built in 1970 with an expected life of 25 years. Ongoing maintenance costs mean it is more fiscally prudent to replace rather than repair the bus shelters. They will soon be demolished to make way for a new-look design.


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Details of the project were unveiled by Auckland Transport earlier this week and preliminary work is already underway on the site. The $2.1 million project will see a complete redesign and replacement of the bus shelters.

The new design, by Opus Architecture, will optimise views and ensure that the new shelters are easier to clean and maintain.

Work will include:
• demolition and removal of existing shelters, followed by installation of temporary safety barriers
• construction of new safety screens and a new canopy along the length of bridge
• construction of new bus shelter areas
• installation of seating and improved lighting
• laying of new footpath surface.

The project is expected to be completed by early August.

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