May 29 2017

Teed Street Upgrade 2017

It’s all go on Teed Street!

The much anticipated upgrade of Teed Street is now underway. As part of the Waitematā Local Board’s Newmarket Laneways Plan the upgrade will greatly improve footpath widths, enable easier pedestrian movement along and across the street. The concrete carriageway, a remnant of the areas light industrial past, is being retained and complemented with new quality paving materials, bespoke street furniture and upgraded lighting. Native evergreen street trees planted within bio-retention tree pits will help significantly improve stormwater quality. The project is in three stages:

Stage One

Construction begins on the northern side and will make its way from the Crowhurst Street end towards the Osborne Street intersection, the works include:

·         drainage and services upgrades,

·         Vector future proofing,

·         tree pit construction,

·         raised speed table at Teed & Osborne Street intersection.

Stage Two

Once the speed table is complete, works will recommence on the northern side of the footpath, working in an easterly direction from Crowhurst Street to Osborne Street, including:

·         excavating footpaths,

·         laying kerbs,

·         pouring concrete,

·         completing landscaping. 

Stage Three

When Teed Street’s northern footpath is complete, construction will begin on Teed Street’s southern footpath, working in a westerly direction from Osborne to Crowhurst Street, including:

·         excavating footpaths,

·         laying kerbs,

·         pouring concrete,

·         preparation works for new art installation

·         completing landscaping. 

Access

Throughout the project, there will be different traffic layouts for Teed Street. To allow the team to work safely on the road, lanes will be narrowed and the speed limit will be reduced to 30km/hr. 

Teed Street will remain open to vehicles for the vast majority of the project. There will be a period where the intersection of Teed & Osborne Streets will be closed to vehicles while the raised speed table is constructed. During this time, there will be a turning bay before the intersection closure for vehicles entering Teed Street from Crowhurst Street, to return back to Crowhurst Street, and a detour for vehicles wanting to enter Teed Street from Broadway.

As construction progresses along Teed Street, on-street parking availability will change. However, construction has been staged in an attempt to return parking as soon as possible. Access to off-street parking buildings will remain open at all times.

Pedestrian access to Teed Street will be maintained at all times. 

 

 

Construction 

Work on site commenced on Monday 22nd May 2017. The team are currently making good progress on the northern side of Teed Street, starting with the street’s drainage upgrade and completing the construction of one tree pit.

This week the team have moved further along Teed Street towards Osborne Street installing new drainage connections, and have started preparing for the construction of the next tree pit. 

In addition, we have been investigating selected areas on the southern side of Teed Street to better understand the underground conditions.

Access

In approximately two weeks, the intersection of Teed & Osborne Streets will be closed to vehicles while the raised speed table is constructed. We expect these works to take approximately four weeks.

Over these weeks there will be a detour via Khyber Pass Road for vehicles wanting to enter Teed Street from Broadway, and a turning bay before the intersection closure for vehicles entering Teed Street from Crowhurst Street.

Retailers, restaurants and offices will be contacted to organised alternative options for delivery vehicles and access during this time.

Pedestrian access around the intersection will be maintained at all times.

The diagram below indicates where the road will be closed to vehicles (see red line), and the detour for vehicles coming from Broadway (see green line).

 

 

Watch this space for the next update!

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