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Cyclist getting ready to cycle towards Gracefield on the newly completed Wainuiomata Shared Path - Stage One
Cyclist getting ready to cycle towards Gracefield on the newly completed Wainuiomata Shared Path - Stage One

Wainuiomata Hill Shared Path closed this Saturday

Hutt City Council and their contractors, Downer, are making leaps and strides on the development of the Wainuiomata Hill Shared Path, ready for the opening in June. With a good weather forecast this weekend, they’ve decided to close the Wainuiomata side of the path to foot/cycle traffic between 8am until 4pm on Saturday 25 May.

Again, Senior Project Engineer Simon Cager emphasised that the communities safety is our number one priority.

“With increased construction there will be limited space for pedestrians and cyclists. We’re getting close to the end now, so we need to take as many opportunities as we can to get work done while the weather is good.

“We’re looking forward to the path being open and I know the community are too. Just bear with us, it’ll be worth it!”

Simon is also excited about the opening, coming up on Monday 3 June – Queens Birthday Weekend.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the community and visitors using the path, complete, for the first time. It’s a monumental achievement for our walk and cycle the Hutt ambitions and I’m excited about seeing one of the first pieces of our active transport network functioning.”

Shuttles will be operating on Saturday, the pick-up and drop-off points are:

  • Life Church Car Park, 1 Parkway
  • The lookout at the summit
  • By the GNS parking area, Gracefield Road and Rishworth Street Waiwhetu.

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