Two-way cycleway taking shape
Cambridge residents will soon have the chance to test out their wheels on a section of Waipā’s first two-way cycleway.
A part of the Hamilton Road Cycleway, from Vogel Street through Payne Park, will open to the public from late next week. It also includes a new footpath for pedestrians.
Waipā District Council service delivery group manager Dawn Inglis said all that was needed before the section could be opened was line marking and concrete on the final portion of pathway.
“The cycleway and footpath are looking fantastic. They have made Payne Park much more accessible and will give residents the opportunity to use that space in a way we couldn’t before.
“Contractors have also replanted the daffodils which normally grow there so come summer, the space will be looking really great.”
A raised platform has also been constructed across Vogel Street and work is underway on the second section of cycleway from Vogel Street to Hall Street which is due for completion in the coming weeks.
Inglis said the foundations were now visible in that section and contractors would soon be pouring the concrete and asphalt.
“This part of project has required us to temporarily shut off Hall Street to all traffic. This is to keep our contractors safe while they work and later, for them to transform the street into a one-way access.”
Once the one-way access is in place, vehicles will be able to exit left onto Hamilton Road from Hall Street but not enter Hall Street.
A similar change will also be made to the intersection of Grey Street and Hamilton Road to improve the effectiveness of the cycleway and reduce traffic volumes on those streets.
More information on the project can be found at www.waipadc.govt.nz/hamiltonroadcycleway