We’re making SH88 Dunedin to Port Chalmers safer for everyone, by providing an attractive and secure off highway route for pedestrians and cyclists and increasing safety for other road users.
9 Sep 2021
Weekend night work to realign the main trunk rail line between St Leonards Boat Club and Curles Point, to accommodate the new St Leonards to Port Chalmers shared path, should be completed weather permitting, by the end of Monday 13 September To minimise disruption to trains, this work has to be carried out over weekends for periods of up to 68 hours.
The project contractor Downer planned to finish this work by the end of August, but the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown prevented this.
Location: Within and adjacent Rail Corridor from St Leonards Boat Club to Curles Point and at the Stockpile location at Sawyers Bay (see attached map)
Working hours: 24 hours per day:
7:00am Saturday 11 September to 5:00pm Monday 13 September
Traffic Management: Single lane closures of up to 1km will operate on SH88 during these periods. Please allow an extra 5 minutes travel time to get to your destination.
Property Access: Access to affected properties will be maintained throughout this work.
Disruption: Construction associated activities may increase noise. The contractor will do their best to minimise this. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while this important work is carried out.
Safety: Safety is a top priority. You can help with this by staying well away from designated work areas, being alert, and by ensuring children and pets are kept well away from these areas at all times.
All questions about this work should be directed to the Downer site team on 027 807 2270 or 027 702 6057 between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Complete the final 5km section of the State Highway 88 shared walking and cycling path, which will provide a safe direct walking and cycling route away from the busy highway between Port Chalmers and Dunedin.