A City Rail Link project update
The City Rail Link project is now well underway, with new milestones reached every month.
For example, in January seventy cubic metres of reinforced concrete was poured for the base slab - part of the first floor - of the northbound tunnel in lower Queen Street.
Work has also begun to remove canopies from four buildings in Albert Street, resulting in some road detours - see info below.
To provide a snapshot of the breadth and scope of some of the work being carried out, the City Rail Link project team has created a time lapse video of construction in January 2019.
New work underway in Albert Street
Work began in mid-February to remove the canopies from four buildings - Auckland Council, SkyCity, Manhattan apartments and AA - located along the western side of Albert Street between Wellesley and Victoria Streets. The canopies are being removed to provide enough room for piling machinery to work along Albert St. Piles up to 20 metres in length will help support excavation for the future Aotea station.
There are some associated traffic layout changes and pedestrian diversions on this section of Albert St. Albert Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Victoria Street and Wellesley Street as Connectus prepares the work site.
Pedestrian movements and access to all buildings will be maintained. However, while these works are underway, north-bound vehicles on Albert Street will be unable to make right-hand turns into Crowne Plaza and south-bound vehicles will be unable to make right-hand turns into the SkyCity carpark. For more information about these changes - and to see detour maps - see the City Rail Link's 'latest street changes' page.