Half of John St will become one way with cars able to enter from Dent St but unable to exit from John St onto Dent St.
The John St pedestrian crossing across Dent St will be improved, becoming a safer, wider, one-stage crossing to make it easier for pedestrians to get to the waterfront from the central city and vice versa.
“Currently pedestrians have to cross the road in two stages which involves them waiting out in the middle of the road,´ says Northland Transport Alliance Project Manager, Pete Watts.
“We want to avoid this, especially with the increased numbers of people expected once the Hundertwasser Arts Centre opens."
Making part of John Street one-way will also stop drivers from cutting through it at peak times, causing congestion on that section of Dent St.
“We are planning to start works shortly for this with completion in late June 2021 before the new Town Basin park and the Hundertwasser Arts Centre open in late 2021.”
Drivers can expect intermittent minor disruptions along John and Dent St while this work is carried out.