This is an excerpt from a recent letter from the WCC Transport Project –
“We’re going to start some work adjacent to the intersection of John Street, Adelaide Road and
Riddiford Street very soon, and wanted to give you notice that this will be happening.
The existing pedestrian kerb extension near 7 Riddiford Street (Our General Grocer) is to be
removed. This will create space to help make this very busy intersection safer for people on bikes.
This and other changes at intersections along Adelaide Road are being made now to pave the way for the installation of a safer bike route between Newtown and the waterfront in a few months’ time. You can read more about this project at transportprojects.org.nz/newtown. More information will be available and shared in coming weeks.
As part of doing the preliminary work at this intersection, we’ll also:
• reposition the adjacent traffic signal pole and lights
• put in a new pedestrian kerb ramp and tactile pavers.
Work is expected to start in the week beginning 21 February, and weather depending, will take about 2 weeks.