This project will
Provide calmer environment to walk or bike
Create safer places for people to cross roads
Improve infrastructure for bus services
We’re planning upgrades to Howell Avenue, Hudson Street and Riverlea Road to create calmer streets and better connections for people to walk and bike through Riverlea.
The upgrades include:
These improvements will help reinforce the 40km/h speed limit and discourage drivers from using these streets as a shortcut. They will also help create a more walkable neighbourhood and complete the upgrades for the on-road section of the Te Awa River Ride cycleway, connecting the Waikato district with the Hamilton Gardens.
An upgraded shared path on Riverlea Road will provide an off-road option for people on bikes and provide more on-street parking for local businesses.
Riverlea Connections is a project funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Transport Choices programme that will help create a connected network across the city, supporting Council’s move to a low emissions transport system in response to climate change.
September 2023Public feedback has closed, and the project has moved to the design phase. It will be considered by the Council’s Infrastructure and Transport Committee for…
January 2024With final design and construction approval from Waka Kotahi, we expect work to begin in early 2024.
March 2024Our goal is to complete the project by late summer, 2024. All projects in the Transport Choices programme will be completed by June 2024.
Last updated 20 September 2023