Completion of a big project like the busway creates change and some disruption. We’re keen to be good neighbours while the work is in progress and to keep you updated so you know what to expect.

  • Update: Monday 22 May 2023 Alternate Text

    William Roberts Road 

    Stormwater upgrades

    From Monday 22 May to Friday 2 June William Roberts Road will be closed to traffic between Ayr Road and Reeves Road while we install a new stormwater pipe.

    Also, the intersection of William Roberts Road and Reeves Road will be closed from the evening of Friday 2 June to the morning of Tuesday 6 June to continue installing the pipe.

    Key information

    • Residents' access will be maintained at all times
      • Work between Ayr Road and Reeves Road will take place between 7am and 5pm from Monday to Friday
      • Work on the intersection will take place during the day and at night
    • Lewis Road street parking will be reduced between 6am and 8pm to enable buses that usually travel on William Roberts Road to travel between Reeves Road and Pakuranga Road
    • Traffic detours will guide motorists around the road closures
    • Construction noise and vibration will be within permitted limits and kept to a minimum.

    We are installing a new underground stormwater pipe that is larger than the current one and will help manage water run-off.


    Working with Watercare: Howick watermain replacement project

    The Eastern Busway project team has started work to extend William Roberts Road through to Ti Rakau Drive. It is an ideal time for Watercare to begin replacing the large Howick watermain that runs below William Roberts Road, ensuring a ‘dig once’ approach.

    Watercare and their contractor March Cato are leading the pipe replacement work and will let residents and neighbours know how to travel through the area while William Roberts Road is closed. The road layout changes for this work will be in place until mid-2023.

    Find out more from Watercare.

  • Timeframe Alternate Text

    Construction of the project will start in 2023 with the section between Pakuranga Town Centre and Ti Rakau Drive Bridge.

  • Construction approach Alternate Text

    Construction will take place in stages starting in Pakuranga between Pakuranga Town Centre and the Ti Rakau Drive Bridge and will progress towards Botany. As each stage is completed it will be opened for use.

  • Site investigation and preparation work Alternate Text

    We have been doing site investigation work around Pakuranga and Botany since July 2021. This helps us to understand the ground conditions and exact locations of underground services including water, electricity, and gas pipes. The information we are gathering improves the busway design.

    Site clearance work in Pakuranga began in September 2022. The work is preparing for construction of the busway, which is expected to start in 2023.