15th Avenue works to be delayed

Thursday 18 July 2019

Tauranga City Council has decided to push the pause button on the construction of Stage 1 works on 15th Avenue, which was planned to start this Monday 22 July.

The delay provides more time to review the existing safety and function assessments. Additionally it allows Council to ensure there is sufficient alignment with the over-arching strategy of the Urban Form and Transport Initiative (UFTI). This initiative, which is similar to Get Wellington Moving, will develop a strategic way forward for the sub-region, with immediate and future priorities and investment opportunities in urban form, transport and other connected areas.
The delay recognises and is consistent with the recommendations made for this project in the Hannah-Smith report presented to Council. 
Council expects to complete this review within the next two weeks, with the results reported to Council in early August. At that time, a decision to proceed with Stage 1 or otherwise will be made.