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Downtown update - Quay Street works

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Monday 25 Mar 2019

Works are well underway to transform Auckland's downtown and create a welcoming destination along the waters edge. 

Part of this work involves turning Quay Street into a pedestrian-friendly, green, tree-lined boulevard connected to open space at the bottom of Queen Street and around the ferry terminal, a new open space to be located between Princes Wharf and Queen's Wharf as well as new ferry infrastructure. 

Artists impression of the Quay Street enhancements looking East. Image: Auckland Transport

As the vision for this area comes to life, some elements of the plan are still being worked through and finalised. This includes discussions about where to accommodate buses in the area. The planned 'Britomart East bus interchange' project is now under strategic review, as it has been considered to not be in line with the aspirations and vision for the downtown waterfront area. In light of this, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council will now be looking at future options for accommodating buses in the area. Given the recent public transport patronage results for the last 12 months, this is not an easy task. 

We will provide further updates with any developments on this in the future. 

Quay Street traffic layout

The current works means there are some traffic restrictions and diversions in place on and around Quay Street. This map from Auckland Transport outlines the current traffic layout (as at 28.03.19). See a larger more detailed version of the map here.

Source: Auckland Transport

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