Eastern Busway - Panmure to Pakuranga Busway
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The Panmure to Pakuranga busway is part of Auckland Manakau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI). The project includes the first section of New Zealand’s first urban busway, so buses can travel on congestion-free lanes between Panmure and Pakuranga. The Panmure to Pakuranga busway will start from the upgraded Panmure Station, providing easy connections between trains and buses. It will run along the north side of Lagoon Drive and Pakuranga Road. Buses will continue on from Pakuranga to Botany when the Pakuranga to Botany busway is completed.
The Panmure to Pakuranga will:
- replace Panmure roundabout with a signalised intersection;
- improve pedestrian and cycling facilities, including new cycle lanes and footpaths separate from traffic;
- build a section of New Zealand first dedicated urban busway, between Panmure Station and Pakuranga, separate from general traffic; and
- build a new modern busway bridge across the Tamaki River next to the existing road bridge with a wide shared path for cyclists and pedestrians.
In March 2018 the project's resource consent application was recommended for approval by the Auckland Council.
Registrations of Interest (ROIs) for the project opened on 25 January 2018 and closed 8 March. Auckland Transport will shortlist up to three participants for the Request for Tender (RFT) phase.
Pre-construction works began in February 2018, comprising the demolition of Auckland Council-owned properties and archaeological investigations.
In August 2018, tenders were called for the $100 million project. Submissions are due in October and an announcement will be made in December.
In September 2018, designation was approved for the next stage of Eastern Busway between Panmure and Pakuranga, following three years of detailed public consultation and a Notice of Requirement process. This means the land required for the project has the approvals to proceed.
Construction work is scheduled to start in late 2018. The project is set to be completed by 2021.
Last reviewed: 04/10/2018