Kamo Shared Path in Te Kamo - Stage 5

  • Project typeInfrastructure
  • Project scheduleNovember 2023 - August 2024
  • Contractor nameVentia
Photo of the bridge on the Kamo shared path in Te Kamo.

Work on the final stage of the Te Kamo Shared Path, connecting it with Kamo Village, began in November 2023.

The Te Kamo Shared Path is part of our walking and cycling network that aims to expand and improve our cycling networks, improve the walkability of our neighbourhoods, support safer travel to school and provide low-emissions travel options.

The work includes: 

  • extending the shared path from where it currently ends at Fisher Terrace to Kamo Road
  • installing a pedestrian / cyclist level crossing with automated gates over the railway lines
  • installing a 50m-long repurposed rail bridge
  • safety and traffic calming work on Wakelin Street, Grant Street, Boswell Street and Farmer Street
  • connecting the path to Te Kamo Village and Kamo High School with road markings, kerbing, footpath widening and new lighting 

These projects use $1.9M of the $12.6M Waka Kotahi ‘Transport Choices’ funding, granted to projects that make it easier to travel in ways that are good for all of us and our environment.

Transport choices programmes

Map showing progress of Stage 5b of Kamo Shared Path.    

What to expect

We have experienced some delays reopening Boswell Street as we have had to work with the water department who were required to install a new water main, and this was an unplanned activity.  Boswell will reopen in the week beginning 8 April.

Work will begin on Station Road with the construction of a pedestrian crossing and a speed hump, which is expected to take 3 - 4 weeks. 

Large retaining walls will also be constructed on Farmer Street.

We intend to close Farmer Street to through traffic for the duration of the April school holidays so this work can proceed. 

We understand that these works will cause some traffic disruption and we appreciate your patience and understanding while these works are undertaken.

Construction of Stage 5 is scheduled to be completed in early August 2024.

Te Kamo Shared Path - Stage 5b map(PDF, 708KB)

Repurposed railway bridge for pedestrians and cyclists

An exciting aspect of this project is the installation of an historic repurposed railway bridge.

Railway trusses from Taumarunui, constructed in around 1903, will be used as a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists.

The railway trusses once spanned the Ongarue River, and were part of the North Island Main Trunk Line.

The trusses are rare examples of a Howe Truss design and are of notable historic significance.

We are pleased to be able to give new life to this unique piece of New Zealand railway history as a landmark new shared path bridge.

An image of railway trusses to be used in the bridge.

 

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