Project Summary

What we're doing

We’re improving connections to the Western Rail Trail for people walking and biking.  

The upgrades include: 

  • Widen the footpath to a shared path between the Western Rail Trail and the intersection of Kahikatea Drive and Quentin Drive. 
  • Upgrade the signalised pedestrian crossing by adding a crossing for people on bikes. 
  • Renewal of the shared path on Gallagher Drive where required. 
  • Add path markings near driveways on Gallagher Drive. 
  • Install a raised safety platform on Clow Place to slow down vehicle traffic and provide a level crossing point for people walking and biking. 

Why we're doing it

Off-road upgrades to Kahikatea Drive and Gallagher Drive will provide a safe link from Melville and Deanwell, to Innes Common and the central city. This project is part of a package of work to improve accessibility for people walking and biking to the Western Rail Trail – a 2.7km off-road shared path connecting Hamilton’s southwestern suburbs to the central city.

This project will

  • Improve biking and pedestrian safety

  • Ensure connectivity to the Western Rail Trail

  • Allow for future growth in city-wide bike network

Where are we at

  • Stage 1 - Planning

    August 2023

    Public feedback has closed, and the project has moved to the design phase.

    It will be considered by Waka Kotahi for construction approval in September 2023.
  • Stage 2 - Underway

    September 2023

    With final design and construction approval from Waka Kotahi we expect work to begin September 2023.
  • Stage 3 - Completed


    With construction still to be confirmed we will confirm a complete date once we know more.

    All projects within this programme will be complete by July 2024.
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Last updated 12 March 2024