Wadestown Road closure - 5 August - mid-September 2015
Wellington Water is renewing a wastewater main that is buried beneath Wadestown Road. This is an important job, as leaking wastewater pipes can have significant environmental impacts.
From Wednesday 5 August until mid-September a section of Wadestown Road will be closed to traffic between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Wellington Water Community Engagement Manager Alex van Paassen said they had hoped to keep the road open, but all the buried services, including power, phone and gas lines, meant the safest option was to close the road.
“We understand this is not terribly convenient for people,” Mr van Paassen said. “But we have to do the right thing for the safety of our workers and road users.”
The Wadestown Road closure is between Weld Street and the Margaret Street walkway. The detour and alternative bus route (from the city end) is via Cecil Road, Margaret Street, Mairangi Road, and Norwich Street, then left down Wilton Road (and then right into Churchill Drive for private vehicles).
There will still be access for foot traffic and cyclists, and residents living in the closed area will be able to get in and out, but others will be directed to the detour. “We certainly appreciate people’s patience when it comes to these disruptions,” Mr van Paassen said.
Route 14 buses and affected school bus services will be diverted during the times of the road closure. Shuttle buses will be running from the end of the bus diversion back up to Wadestown Road stopping at the bus stops between Norwich Street and Lytton Street.
More information is available on www.wellingtonwater.co.nz/projects/current-projects/wadestown-road/ or by calling Wellington Water on 912 4400.
Information about the buses is available through Metlink Call Centre: 0800 801 700 and www.metlink.org.nz