People walking and cycling will soon be able to enjoy a new safe, off-road route to cross the Northern Motorway (SH1) from Spencer Rd, Pinehill in the East Coast Bays right into the heart of the Albany metro centre. Construction commenced in October 2017 and will be completed early 2019.
Tirohanga Whānui is a part of the wider Northern Corridor Improvements project, that will provide better links for Northern Motorway (SH1) travellers in Auckland and improve transport options on the North Shore for freight, cars, pedestrians and cyclists.
Tirohanga Whānui contributes to Auckland’s wider walking and cycling network. It provides people with a healthy, environmentally friendly way to commute to and from work. The bridge is an alternative to driving and more than 200 pedestrians and cyclists are predicted to use the bridge every day. Its location will also allow Watercare to bring a new watermain pipe over SH1 in a clever, cost-efficient way. The watermain is suspended under the deck of the bridge, and will form part of Watercare's Albany-Pinehill watermain project that will help to address growing local demand from population growth.