More money to be spent on Boulevard extension

Posted at 4:39pm Tuesday 03 Sep, 2019

The extension of Orewa Boulevard from Riverside Road to Empire Road, originally expected to cost $1.3 million, has gone up by $100,000 due to the addition of a 3.5m wide shared pedestrian/cycle path on the seaward side.

The cost estimates do not include resource consent processing fees, re-designs and relocation of utility services.

The plan preferred by the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board includes a number of new carparking spaces on the beach side of Hibiscus Coast Highway and two raised pedestrian and cycle crossings across the highway.

The speed limit is expected to be reduced on this section of the highway to 30kph.

Public feedback on the proposed design will be the next step, before detailed design and firm cost estimates can be completed.


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