Auckland Council’s transformation of Takapuna’s main street is now entering its final stage of construction, with exciting new features of the revitalised boulevard already being enjoyed.
In the completed sections, Hurstmere Road now boasts wider high-quality pavements, new timber seating and stonework walls, offering more space for pedestrians, outdoor dining and events.
The street has also become greener with plantings of Puriri and Tī kōuka trees in five new garden beds and in two of the street’s new rain gardens, which are now actively cleaning water run-off from Hurstmere Road before it drains to Takapuna Beach.
The construction team will continue with Stage 4 activities of:
- underground services upgrades, including watermain
- construction of raingardens/garden beds, parking bays and cycleway
- reconstruction of footpath surfaces
- installation of new street lights and furniture (including seats, bins & bike racks)
- final asphalt layer on the carriageway, and linemarking
- landscaping and planting
Stages 4A and 4B are expected to take approximately 3 months to complete. The construction team are working to complete the whole project by late 2021, before the busy Christmas period.
To read the recent Our Auckland article – read here.
For more detailed information regarding the project including detailed plans for the street, see Auckland Council’s project webpage.