Somme Parade raised platform
- Project typeRoading
- Completion Date06 December 2019
A raised platform is being built to make crossing Somme Parade at Cornmarket Reserve safer for pedestrians and shared pathway users.
The section of Somme Parade between Pitt Street and Dublin Street will be closed from Monday, 18 November to Friday, 6 December, 2019 while the raised platform is built.
During this time vehicles will be unable to enter or exit the closed part of Somme Parade. Instead, they will be detoured into either Pitt Street or Dublin Street, depending on their direction of travel.
Contractors will use stop-go signs to direct traffic during peak hours (Monday to Friday, between 3.00pm to 6.00pm) for the duration of the work.
Delays are likely and motorists are advised to use Glasgow Street, Bell Street, Whanganui City Bridge or Cobham Bridge as alternative routes.
Whanganui District Council consulted with the Automobile Association (AA) and the National Road Carriers Association on the raised platform which is part of the Whanganui Urban Transportation Strategy. It will provide a safer and more visible crossing point for pedestrians and shared pathway users, particularly those using mobility scooters or wheeling strollers.
Vehicles still have right of way at raised platforms.
39 Somme Parade, Whanganui 4500 View Map