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Work on the final section of the London Street shared pathway is scheduled to begin on Monday, 9 November 2020.
The 100-metre section will complete the shared pathway link along London Street to the bottom of St John’s Hill (Great North Road). It will also join with the top end of Te Tuaiwi shared pathway that begins at Whanganui City Bridge and continues through the central city to London Street.
This construction, overseen by Whanganui Alliance (a collaboration between Whanganui District Council and Downer NZ) includes a 100m-long, 2.5m high concrete retaining wall opposite the Z Energy service station between Fergusson Street and the Whanganui SPCA site. The work is expected to be completed in late February 2021.
Stage one of the London Street shared pathway – a 3m-wide concrete shared pathway running from the Splash Centre to Fergusson Street – was completed last year.
The project has been funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's Urban Cycleways Fund and the Government's National Land Transport Fund, with the council providing the balance.
Traffic management and access during stage two of the London Street shared pathway:
For more information on the council’s shared pathways initiative, visit: www.whanganui.govt.nz/cycling-shared-pathways
London Street, Whanganui 4500 View Map
London Street ,
London Street stage two map
London Street stage two artist's impression