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. 

Construction Progress

Construction on Teed Street is progressing well and nearing completion. Most of the new concrete footpath has been poured, paved and returned for pedestrian use. Small sections yet to be completed will be poured when utility providers have carried out their final connections next week.

We are currently installing new street furniture, including rubbish and recycling bins, bike racks and seating throughout the street. Once installed, we will finish the final sections of paving surrounding them.

This week we are planting the remaining Pohutakawa trees on the southern side of Teed Street, with the raingarden landscaping on the northern side to commence next week.

A final section of sawcutting is required on Teed Street’s carriageway outside Vocus House. We appreciate this will be a noise activity so to avoid disruption to immediate businesses, we plan to undertake this work outside their operating hours on Monday 30th October and Tuesday 31st October between 4am – 7am.

This will be followed by a concrete pour of a small section of the carriageway to connect our work area to the existing heritage road. This work will not affect the current one way traffic on Teed Street. 

With works almost complete, the exciting transformation is becoming evident and we thank you for your ongoing patience during this period.

JFC have completed the construction of the first four out of five tree pits on the southern side of Teed Street. The tree pit in front of Heartland offices is complete and we will continue in this area constructing the foundation for the lightpole.

As the watermain diversions by Watercare have now taken place, we have resumed works in front of Vocus House. All deep excavation works (including rock breaking) in this area are expected to be complete in the first week of September. This includes the installation of lightpoles, drainage infrastructure, artwork foundation and the tree pit in front of Cartier For Flowers. We appreciate the excavation of rock is a noisy activity and we are working longer hours to complete this as soon as possible.  

Footpath

Work started on the next section of footpath on Teed Street’s from Household Linens to the Vocus House car park entrance. This area will be undertaken in two parts to maintain vehicle access to The Design Store. While they are working on the footpath, large ramps will be in place temporarily to maintain pedestrian access to retail shops at all times. 

In mid September, construction of the new footpath will begin on the northern side, working from Osborne Street towards Crowhurst Street. 

From Monday 19th June 2017 the upgrade to the intersection of Teed & Osborne Streets commenced. This work is expected to take approximately four weeks.

This work is made up of two components:

  1. Demolition & Excavation

Demolition of the existing ramps, traffic island and sections of the kerb. This work involves:

  • Concrete cutting and breaking,
  • Excavating (tree pit),
  • Truck movements for removal of materials
  1. Construction

Construction of the new speed table. This work involves:

  • Truck movements for concrete deliveries,
  • Pouring concrete,
  • Laying kerbs,
  • Saw cutting

During the intersection closure, we will continue upgrading underground services and excavating tree pits in other areas of Teed Street.

As construction begins in new areas, we will be closing areas behind us in order to keep available as much on-street parking as possible.

Access

During the closure there will be a detour via Khyber Pass Road for vehicles wanting to enter Teed Street from Broadway.

For vehicles entering Teed Street from Crowhurst Street, a turning bay will be in place before the intersection closure. This will mean approximately ten parks on the northern side of the road will be removed to allow for safe turning.

Entry to the ANZ carpark on Osborne Street will be from Kent Street for the duration of the intersection closure. Temporary traffic management will be in place to provide a priority give way system that utilises the current motorcycle and accessibility parking as a lane. Please see the diagram below.

 

 

Progress
The foundations of the first two tree pits on Teed Street’s northern side are complete. They have been temporarily covered and are available for on-street parking until final pavement works are completed by our team. 

Construction on the intersection of Teed and Osborne Streets is progressing well. The kerb stones have been laid and the area is currently being prepared for the concrete pour early next week. When the concrete is cured (approx 1 week depending on the weather), the final task before the road is reopened for vehicles is sawcutting a feature design into the surface. We expect this work to take approximately 2 days to complete. 

When the carriageway is reopened for vehicles, there will be some final finishing touches being completed for the footpath’s paving interface around the intersection.  

 

Staging

During excavation some underground volcanic rock has been on discovered Teed Street’s southern side. To eliminate any risk this may pose, it has been decided to prioritise the southern side earlier in project. Construction will continue in a westerly direction from Osborne Street towards Crowhurst Street, completing tree pits and starting footpath reconstruction in front of retail. Next week, it will continue on the next tree pit on the southern side (illustrated below). 

When the southern side is finished, construction will return to the northern side to complete the final tree pit (nearest Osborne Street) and the footpath reconstruction, working in an westerly direction from the Osborne Street intersection to Crowhurst Street.

 

Watch this space for the next update!

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