Wadestown Road water mains renewal

Update 9 July 2018

As we are now about half-way through the watermain renewal project, it’s a good time to provide an update on how things are going.

The watermain has mainly been constructed for the section between Blackbridge/Wilton Road and No. 134 Wadestown Road.  Work on the remainder of the section to Weld Street is going well, which means that we are still planning to reopen the road on 10 August 2018 as programmed.

There will still be some minor works to do in the area after the road reopens to complete the works and ensure the road is left safe.

There has been a concern raised where buses have driven on the footpath to pass each other. To manage this, additional traffic controllers using radio communication are now stationed on Cecil Road during peak times, Monday to Friday, to assist with guiding the bus drivers. Please continue to drive with care on the detour route.

Northpower will also be undertaking some works on Wadestown Road while the road closure is in effect, to minimise future disruptions. If you have any queries regarding this work please contact Craig Anderson on 029 770 4853 or their Dispatch Centre on 04 912 2192.

For further information on buses please visit the Metlink website (direct link: https://www.metlink.org.nz/service-updates/road-closure-and-diversions-in-wadestown-for-route-14/) or call 0800 801 700.

Update 18 May 2018

Wadestown Road 1

Wadestown Road 2

Update 14 May 2018

Public drop-in information session.

We are having a public drop-in session to answer questions you may have on the upcoming water main renewal works Wadestown Road and how it may affect you. Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday 19 May

Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Presbyterian Church Hall, cnr Wadestown Rd & Hanover St

We will have representatives from the contractors and engineers on hand to provide more detailed information on the project, the work programme and impact on transport and other services for Wadestown and the surrounding suburbs.

What's happening?

Wellington Water is planning to renew the water main within Wadestown Road. This work is part of our commitment to providing a more reliable and resilient water supply network in Wellington City.

The area we will be working is between 177 Wadestown Road (by the Blackbridge Road corner) and 107 Wadestown Road (by Weld Street on the western side of the Wadestown shops). 

We will be digging a trench throughout the work area.  The steps between Wadestown Road and Margaret Street will also be included in the work.

For works to occur safely and efficiently, we are closing the road to all traffic apart from residents’ vehicles, emergency service and rubbish/ recycling collection. Detours will be in place.

On-street parking will not be available in the work area.  

The Margaret Street steps will remain open to pedestrians. When necessary, special access and safety provisions will be provided for walkway users.

Access to the medical centre, churches and the playgroup will not be restricted during the construction period. 

We may have to turn off the water mains during this project however affected residents will be notified in advance of this taking place. 

The local bus service will be re-routed and traffic will be diverted. During this period Metlink will run a temporary shuttle service to assist passengers from the missed bus stops along Wadestown Road

See map below.

Wadestown Road map2

When is it happening?

We anticipate setting up the project site from 28 May and starting work from 29 May.  This work will take about ten week and is due for completion mid-August.  The hours of work will be 7am until 6pm Monday to Saturday. 

Key contacts:

Wellington Water Customer Care Representative - Dumindu Sundarapperuma 04 474 7339

Contractor, Gary Proffitt – 027 479 5956 gary@wellingtonpipelines.co.nz

Consultant, Stantec - Yassasvie Sundarapperuma 027 547 2391

Wellington City Council, 04 499 4444 (24 hours)

We are managing this work on behalf of Wellington City Council and are committed to providing a safe and reliable water supply network that protects public health.