The Te Ara Tupua project is a proposed active transport route between Wellington and Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
The project has three components, including:
- the Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section
- the Pito-one to Melling section, and
- the Wellington CBD to Ngā Ūranga section.
The Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section is a shared off-road path from the Ngauranga interchange to the Petone interchange.
The Pito-one to Melling section is an off-road cycle path with shared path connections linking the Petone railway station to the Hutt River Trail.
The Wellington CBD to Ngā Ūranga section includes a cycling facility which will run from Bunny Street along Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road to the Ngauranga interchange.
|Nov 2015||Project Announcement|
|Oct 2019||Construction Commencement|
|Apr 2020||Contract Award: Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section|
|2023||Expected Construction Completion|
|Procuring Agency:||Waka Kotahia NZ Transport Agency|
|Successful Tenderer:||Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section: A consortium comprising Downer NZ, HEB Construction and Tonkin + Taylor, supported by Isthmus, Boffa Miskell and Holmes Consulting.|
|Oct 2019||Construction commenced on the Pito-one to Melling section.|
|Feb 2021||The Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section of Te Ara Tupua was approved under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Act.|
|Apr 2021||NZ$171 million to NZ$190 million of funding from the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency was approved for the Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-one section of the project. They also announced a consortia comprising Downer NZ, HEB Construction and Tonkin + Taylor, supported by Isthmus, Boffa Miskell and Holmes Consulting has been invited to form an alliance with Waka Kotahi for the delivery of this section.|
|Jun 2021||New schedule for project completion confirmed - the Pito-one to Melling section of the project has been delayed by a year, with the expected completion date changed to early 2023 as opposed to 2022.|
|Sep 2021||The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency confirmed the project cost of the the Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section in its 2021-24 National Land Transport Program, with $179 million allocated to the project.|