Huia 1 watermain upgrade

This watermain is being replaced with a larger pipe to cater for future population growth.

Start–finish: June 2019 - ongoing in stages
Location: Sections along Golf Road and Mt Albert Road


Why are we doing this?

We are renewing the large-diameter watermain called Huia No.1 which has reached the end of its useful life. The watermain was built in the 1940s after World War II. To extend its life we rehabilitated the watermain in the 1980s but we now need to build a new pipe. Over the next few years, the 17km pipe is being built in sections across West and Central Auckland. We thank you for your patience and understanding while we undertake these essential works.

Project update

Blockhouse Bay

Golf Road
We have completed pipeline installation along Golf Road and the road is now open to through traffic. We will need to return at some stage to complete localised connection work at the intersections of Titirangi Road, Gilliam Street, Astley Avenue and Portage Road.
 
Heaphy Street
We are currently laying the pipeline along Heaphy Street and will soon be near the site of Auckland International College. The school entrance on Heaphy Street will be closed during this time and alternate access will be via a two-way system from Tania Place. This alternate access will be in place until the road is reinstated past the Heaphy Street school entrance.

Donovan Street to White Swan Road
We are currently looking at design methodology for this section. Residents, businesses and community members will be notified once the design and timing are confirmed.

Epsom​

Watling Street to the corner of Gillies Avenue/Kimberly Avenue
We will soon be undertaking service investigations to complete the construction design and methodology. Residents will be updated once the works have been confirmed.

Mt Roskill

Pascoe Street to Marion Avenue
We are currently undertaking service investigations to complete the construction design and methodology. Residents will be advised of construction timing once it is confirmed. Click here for the latest newsletter.

Roseman Avenue to Dominion Road
We are currently working on Youth Street and will shortly move onto Dominion Road towards Mount Roskill. Traffic management will be in place to ensure the safety of the public and our crew.

Freeland Avenue to Dominion Road
We have completed the pipeline installation along Freeland Avenue, Roseman Avenue and Youth Street. We are currently inserting the pipeline along the west side of Dominion Road. Traffic management is in place with two-way traffic on the eastern side of the road.

Mount Roskill Reserve
Connection work needs to be completed in the Reserve.

Winstone Street to Bremner Avenue
We are currently undertaking service investigations to complete the construction design and methodology from Winstone Street to Bremner Avenue. Residents will be advised of the timing of construction once it is confirmed. Click here for the latest newsletter.

Three Kings

Scout Avenue to Duke Street
We will soon be undertaking service investigations to complete the construction design and methodology. Residents will be advised of the timing of construction once it is confirmed. Click here for the latest newsletter.

Titirangi​

Titirangi section
The timing of the works and traffic management plans are yet to be completed. Residents and commuters will be updated once the works have been confirmed. Click here for the latest newsletter.

General traffic management FAQs

Q: Why do we not have tidal flow (changing of traffic flows during the day and night)?
A: Tidal flow is a viable option where there are multiple lanes that can be changed i.e. Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Where there is only one lane through residential streets, tidal flow is not feasible. It is not safe for local residents as traffic flows change during the day and confusion around traffic direction could occur.

Q: Why don’t we use traffic lights or stop-go operations?
A: This is not feasible due to the length of the work sites. Traffic queues would become too long making it less efficient than one way traffic.

Q: How will we notify road users?
A: VMS digital sign boards are the most effective way to communicate with road users. In advance of the works we implemented VMS boards.​

Any questions?

Please email huia1@water.co.nz
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Newsletters

Huia 1 watermain: Winstone Road to Duke Street - August 2020 newsletter
Huia 1 watermain: Pascoe Street to Marion Avenue - August 2020 newsletter
Huia 1 watermain: Titirangi section: August 2020 newsletter