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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti

Summary comments are added to this page so the community can keep up to date with progress on this project.

Progress

Item % Complete
Site establishment - Maramoana 100%
Survey - set-out 32%
Services marked out and recorded 77%
Clearing 87%
Excavation sea bed area and place seaward 99%
Excavation seawall area to waste offsite 95%
Geotextile placed to seawall and fill area 98%
Bulk fill placed to seawall fill area (based on length) 98%
Bulk fill placed over site (based on volume) 96%
Stonewall (based on m2 face area) 98%
Chorus services relocation and modifications 22%
Aurora services relocation and modifications 35%
Kerb and channel 47%
Timber Edging 50%
Table Drains 30%
Water tables 25%
Stormwater - culverts 87%
Pump Stations 15%
Footpaths 30%
AP65 placed for carriageway 79%
M4/40 placed for carriageway 47%
Surge placed to date (tonnes) 5004 t
Surge Boulders placed to date (tonnes) 1339.75 t

November 2018

Vauxhall to Macandrew Bay (SP2)

Bulk fill placement has progressed approximately 400m at the St Ronans Rd/Rosehill Rd end of SP2, and construction of the new stone wall has progressed approximately 100m.  Site hut has been established at the site, and management office has been established at Vauxhall Yacht Club.  Surveying is ongoing to set out toe of the new stone wall, bulk fill heights and edge of seal.

There will be stop/go traffic management near St Ronans/Rosehill Road for this week and the following week.

Turnbulls Bay and Portobello (SP8)

Stone wall construction around precast stairs and culverts, bulkfill and wall installation at Oyster Bay (old boat shed 18 site), pavement construction works including grading and aggregate for the new road from Turnbulls Bay to Edwards Bay, fill and timber edging for the new road level from Edwards Bay to Oyster Bay, kerb and channel works around Seaton & Nicholas Streets, surveying to set out kerb and channels, and stormwater installations at Oyster Bay have been completed.

Chamber installations at Pump Station 7 at Oyster Bay are ongoing with a new culvert across Portobello Road. Also ongoing is work to replace the Bacon Street culvert, with construction focused on the upstream section.  The first section of road sealing to take place in the coming week (weather dependent).

There will be traffic lights at Turnbulls Bay and stop/go traffic management where required for this week and the following week.

October 2018

The contractor Fulton Hogan will start the next stage of work, from Vauxhall to Macandrew Bay, in November. This section has been chosen as, of the remaining sections, it has the highest number of users and provides the greatest safety benefits. Along with other projects, this work will improve connections around the harbour and inner city.

Work is expected take around 18 months. The Vauxhall to Macandrew Bay end of the road is busy, so please allow extra travel time when work starts.

The value of this section is expected to be $23 million. The DCC’s portion of the funding is approximately $10.5 million, with the NZ Transport Agency funding the balance. The budget for the remainder of the Peninsula Connection project is $44 million. The DCC is working closely with the contractor to keep the costs at a level that will allow the whole project to be delivered, and the newly awarded section fits within the current budget. Any additional funding required for future sections will be publicly consulted on through a long term or annual plan process.

The current section, between Turnbulls Bay and Portobello, is expected to be complete by April next year. Construction of a new retaining wall next to the Turnbulls Bay wall is due to start early in 2019.

October 2018

Works to raise hydrants are underway this week requiring a water main shut down for the Portobello area on 4 October 2018.

Stone wall construction is progressing throughout the surrounding areas of the site where stormwater and precast stairs have been installed. Pump station works are ongoing at Oyster Bay. Pavement construction works are continuing, including construction of timber edging and fill for the new road level, surveying to set out the kerb and channels have been completed. stormwater installations from Oyster Bay to Seaton Bay, and works to replace the Bacon Street culvert have commenced. And bus shelters at Beaconsfield Road and Seaton Road have been relocated.

There will continue to be traffic delays in the weeks ahead with traffic lights at Turnbulls Bay and stop/go traffic management either where needed.

September 2018

Stone wall construction is progressing from Oyster Bay to Seaton Bay and bulk fill operations at Seaton Bay. Stormwater inlets and culverts are being installed from Seatonr Bay. Pump station works are underway at Oyster Bay. Pavement construction works. including bulk fill and installation of timber edges are underway from Turnbulls Bay to Edwards Bay; also installation of stairs along the seawall has commenced.

There will continue to be traffic delays in the weeks ahead with  traffic lights either side of the stone wall construction sites and stop/go traffic management as required.

August 2018

Stonewall construction is progressing from Edwards Bay to Oyster Bay. Stormwater culverts are being installed between Beaconsfield Street and Seaton Bay. Pump station works are underway at Oyster Bay. Pavement construction works are underway north of Turnbulls Bay to Edwards Bay. And Trenching for power cables is underway at Edwards Bay and Seaton Bay.

There will continue to be traffic delays in the weeks ahead with stop/go traffic management either side of the pavement construction site, and either side of the stonewall construction site.

July 2018

Placement of bulk fill is almost complete with works ongoing to top up the fill, or cut to finished level. Stone wall construction is progressing south of Pineapple Rock. Stormwater culverts are being installed throughout the length of the site. The bus shelter at Oyster Bay has been relocated to allow pump station preparatory works to commence. Pavement construction works are commencing at Broad Bay and Edwards Bay. This work involves milling the existing surface and laying aggregate for the new road

There will continue to be traffic delays in the weeks ahead with traffic lights either side of the stonewall construction site south of Pineapple Rock, and stop/go traffic management at Broad Bay and Edwards Bay.

June 2018

Placement of bulk fill is progressing between from Edwards Bay to Oyster Bay. The stone wall construction is progressing between Turnbulls Bay and Edwards Bay. Stone wall construction is focused north of Turnbulls Bay and near Maramoana Reserve.

Set-out to mark out the tow of the new seawall and new layout of the road is progressing from Oyster Bay to the end of Separable Portion 8.

There will continue to be traffic delays in the weeks ahead from north of Turnbulls Bay to north of Edwards Bay with stop/go traffic management in place either side of the construction site.

May 2018

Stone wall construction is progressing well north of Turnbulls Bay and at Edwards Bay. At Oyster Bay widening work has been completed to an extent, to allow traffic diversion during pump station works. Placement of bulk full is mostly complete at Turnbulls Bay (north of Bacon Street) and ongoing along the remainder of this portion.

In the weeks ahead, there will continue to be delays at Turnbulls Bay and Edwards Bay with stop/go traffic management in place either side of the construction sites.

Fulton Hogan have set up the project site office at Maramoana Reserve near Pineapple Rock.

The project requires significant set-out to mark out the toe of the new seawall and the new layout of the road.

Work is progressing well, and we will continue to update this page regularly.

April 2018

Construction of the next section of the Peninsula Connection has started.

Short sections of Portobello Road between Turnbulls Bay and Portobello will be down to one lane with stop/go signs to manage traffic. Disruptions will be minimised as much as possible, but people travelling along this route can expect some delays.

Fulton Hogan is setting up a site office at Maramoana Reserve near Pineapple Rock.

This stage of the project is expected to take a year and we will post regular updates on this page.

March 2018

Construction of the next section of the Peninsula Connection between Broad Bay and Portobello will start in April. Traffic management will be in place during construction, with the road down to one lane in places.

The project includes road widening and the construction of a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists. In some areas, the road will be raised to protect it from inundation during high tides. Repairs to the slip next to the Turnbulls Bay wall will also be completed in this phase of work.

Just over 2km of new seawall will be built in this section, requiring 50,000m3 of fill, or approximately 3000 truck and trailer loads. It will take about a year to complete this section.

The contract for the Broad Bay to Portobello section has been awarded to Fulton Hogan and the cost will be approximately $12.5 million. The DCC’s portion of the funding is approximately $5.5 million, with the NZ Transport Agency funding the balance. The cost of the Turnbull Bay slip repairs is still to be confirmed. Details of construction and costs for the next sections are being worked through.

August 2017

RESCHEDULED: Peninsula Connection Open Day

We’ve rescheduled the open day – it will be held on Wednesday 16 August, from 3pm to 7.30pm at the Macandrew Bay Community Hall on Greenacres Street.

We are inviting interested people to call in to look at the updated plans and offer their feedback.

July 2017

We’ll display the updated design plans at an open day in Macandrew Bay on 26 July. The open day will be held from 3pm to 7.30pm at the Macandrew Bay Community Hall on Greenacres Street.

We are inviting interested people to pop in at any stage to view the updated plans and offer any further feedback they may have.

Construction is expected to start in October or November this year.

May 2017

Work on the Peninsula Connection road safety improvements is expected to start later this year. The costs for the improvements will be significantly higher than forecast. Work will start within the current budget, and additional funding will be considered as part of the Long Term Plan process.

The preferred option for the design has been chosen – this features a shared pedestrian/cycle path rather than a separated path. In determining the design,we looked at the feedback we received from residents and at an open day, as well as having constructive meetings with a number of stakeholders. Because space is constrained, a shared path and widened road will deliver the greatest benefit for all road users.

The forecasted costs for this project which were used to set the budget during the 2015/16–2024/25 LTP were substantially under-estimated. The revised cost estimate, which has been subject to an independent peer review, is $49 million,compared to the $20 million forecast.

A full business case has been developed for the project, for assessment by the NZ Transport Agency to ensure the project still delivers value for ratepayers and improved safety for all road users. After reviewing the business case, the Transport Agency has agreed to fund their share, which is around $27 million(55%).

The DCC will start construction this year, but keep within the currently approved budget. The Council will be able to consider any further funding as part of the 2018/19–2027/28 LTP.

In July,design plans will be available, with details of pullover areas, beach access and safe crossing points. The DCC will have another open day in July where the public can come along and view these plans. The project will be put out for tender in August and work is expected to start in October or November. The decision on where works will start will be made before the tender process begins in August.

November 2016

The design consultant has been surveying and doing geotechnical testing on the Peninsula. Behind the scenes, the consultant has been busy working on the design and how it will affect the environment.

On 6 December, we will present the preliminary design at an open day. The open day will be held from 4pm to 6.30pm at the Coronation Hall in Portobello, and we are inviting interested people to drop in at any stage. The open day will be a chance to learn about the project and offer us feedback on the design.

September 2016

In response to strong public support, we decided in 2015 to speed up work to complete the road widening on the Peninsula. The Transport Agency is partnering with the Dunedin City Council on this safety project, funding 55% of its cost.

The project has reached another milestone with the awarding of the design contract to GHD New Zealand. GHD is a leading professional services company specialising in water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings and transportation – the company has recently opened an office  in Dunedin.

You will see activity on the site over the coming months as GHD begins the design process. Construction work is scheduled to begin in the middle of 2017.

Residents and stakeholders will be given opportunities to engage in the process throughout the design and construction phase. We will provide regular updates on this web page, through local newsletters and at public open days.

February 2014

Annual Plan Discussion on Sequence of Works

The DCC Annual Plan will have an item included in the document seeking public input into possible changes to the sequence of the works.

The sequence was originally set in 2005 and is now to be opened up to further discussion as part of 2014/15 Annual Plan process. The alternatives range from the status quo to bringing forward the completion of the section between Dunedin and Macandrew Bay.

As it stands the 10-year $27 million programme, due for completion in 2023, focuses primarily on widening in built up areas such as Macandrew Bay, Company Bay, Portobello and Broad Bay, then linking these sections with each other and Dunedin, however public feedback has suggested greater emphasis be  placed on accelerating the completion of the Dunedin to Macandrew Bay section, so three alternatives are being put out for further consultation.

January 2014

Consent Application Lodged

The DCC Transportation group has lodged an application to the Otago Regional Council for reclamation works associated with this road widening project.

The consent application incorporates many of the suggested changes that arose during the consultation process, including significant input from the Otago Peninsula Community Board and Historic Places Trust.

Submissions on the consent close at 5pm on Monday 17 February. A hearing date is yet to set by the ORC but at this stage it is expected to be in March or April 2014.

May 2013

Second Iteration of Design Plans to be Discussed

The DCC is holding a public meeting to discuss a new iteration of designs for the widening of Portobello Road and Harington Point Road. The meeting will be at Portobello Coronation Hall on Monday 13 May at 7pm.

DCC staff, Cr Jinty MacTavish and Otago Peninsula Community Board members will be present to hear feedback on the latest iteration of designs for the Portobello Road and Harington Point Road widening work.

The plans, so far, are a combination of two rounds of community feedback and environmental and engineering requirements for the challenging terrain along the Otago Harbour.

The feedback we received during the consultation in March highlighted some changes the community wanted. This has been incorporated into these new designs and we want to check that we’re on the right track and if anyone has any more ideas to add.

The plans will be available at the public meeting and can also be viewed in the related information section.

Subject to issues raised at the public meeting, it is anticipated that the resource consent for the road widening project will be lodged in the next two months.

March 2013

Detailed Draft Design Plans

We have already done some preliminary consultation with selected stakeholders and this feedback has been incorporated into the design plans. The plans are a combination of community feedback and environmental and engineering requirements for the challenging terrain along the Otago Harbour.

We are now seeking public input, including an explanation of any change proposed, on the draft plans, such as where steps to the foreshore should be or where parking bays should be provided.

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