Te Ara Tupua is the project to create a walking and cycling link between Wellington and Lower Hutt.
Hutt City Council is partnering with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on the Petone to Melling section of Te Ara Tupua, which will join the future Ngauranga to Petone section and Wellington CBD to Ngauranga sections.
Work to build the Petone to Melling section began in November 2019, and is expected to take approximately 18 months. The project is being delivered by contractors Fulton Hogan.
Key elements of the Petone to Melling section include:
rail underpasses at Petone and Parliament Street (near the Normandale overbridge)
a well-marked route through the Petone railway station car park
a cycle bypass for southbound cyclists at the Dowse interchange
The Ngā Ūranga ki Pito One (Ngauranga to Petone) section, led by the Transport Agency, is currently at the consenting stage. For more information please visit the Transport Agency’s project site.
Our work around the rail line near Normandale Bridge, planned for the coming holiday period, will be different than we previously advised.
Between Christmas and New Year we will complete preliminary work that will enable construction of our planned underpass beneath the rail line. We will return later in the year to complete the rest of the underpass work. This change will not delay completion of the project.
One lane on Parliament Street in Lower Hutt will be closed during the work, from Boxing Day for approximately one week. There will also be restrictions to on-street parking during this time. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained.
From Christmas Day, 25 December, to 5 January, train services will be replaced by buses across the Metlink train network. For more information on train services please visit the Metlink website: metlink.org.nz/service-updates (external link)
Ride Melling to Petone
Take a ride on NZTA's virtual train to experience what the Petone to Melling section will be like.
For more information on the Petone to Melling section, and to subscribe to email updates please visit nzta.govt.nz.
For more information on Petone to Melling construction please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Fulton Hogan team on 0800 3424 8457