Project Summary

What we're doing

This project will improve connections from the Western Rail Trail to east Frankton, Lake Domain communities, and nearby recreational areas. We’ll upgrade existing paths, improve safety and form new connections to the Western Rail Trail.

The upgrades include:

  • new pedestrian/cycle crossing facilities on Lake Domain Drive
  • upgrade existing shared path connecting to Lake Domain Drive and Lake path from the Western Rail Trail
  • lighting assessment and improvements along shared paths.

Why we're doing it

This project was identified in the Council’s Biking and Micro Mobility Programme as a key link between an employment zone around the Waikato Hospital, Frankton and the city centre.  

The improvements will provide a safe and easy-to-access network for pedestrians and people on bikes. 

This project is 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. 

This project will

  • Improve connectivity between city and suburbs

  • Create safer places for people to cross roads

  • Better access to the Western Rail Trail

Where are we at

  • Stage 1 - Planning

    September 2023

    Public feedback has closed, and the project has moved to the design phase.
  • Stage 2 - Underway

    December 2023

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

    March 2024

    Our goal is to complete the project by late summer, 2024. All projects in the Transport Choices programme will be completed by June 2024.
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Last updated 27 November 2023