Eastern Busway works over Easter period
Between 19 and 29 April, with traffic volumes over Easter lower than normal, Auckland Transport (AT) will be carrying out intensive work on Panmure Roundabout including removal of the Panmure sign along with removing trees along Lagoon Drive in preparation for retaining walls to be built. The walls are imperative to the project as it will allow the road and footpaths to be widened for construction of the busway and shared path.
Road closures will be implemented as a safety measure while work takes place during this Easter and ANZAC Day period (see diagram below). Access to Lagoon Drive will be maintained for residents, staff, and customers of Lagoon Pools and Leisure Centre. This access will be open via the Lagoon Drive / Church Crescent end of the closures.
Throughout this work, an east-west traffic flow (Ellerslie Panmure Highway ↔ Queens Road) across the roundabout will be maintained. A left turning option will also be available out of Ireland Road.
It is important to note that when commuters return to work and school on 29 April, the roundabout will revert to normal operation as construction teams continue the work at Panmure Roundabout in stages over the next two years. This temporary roundabout will be in place for the duration of the construction period.
AT have put extensive planning into minimising disruption throughout the process of constructing the first stage of the Eastern Busway, and this includes maintaining a free-flowing roundabout.
AT will be monitoring traffic flows and journey times throughout construction. While AT will be doing everything possible to maintain reasonable traffic flows and journey times, people are asked to plan ahead and expect some delays around this area. Visit AT.govt.nz/travelplaneast for travel tips and advice.