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.

Click on the map below to see the remaining work to be completed.
Huia 1 watermain route

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.

Donovan Street and White Swan Road
We are currently looking at design methodology for this section. We will soon be undertaking service investigations along the road. Residents, businesses and community members will be notified once we have confirmed the design and timing of the works.

Epsom​

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

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

Bremner Avenue
We are currently undertaking pipeline installation from Winstone Street to Bremner Avenue. Residents will be advised of the timing of construction once it is confirmed.

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.

Mt Roskill

Pascoe Street to Marion Avenue
We are currently undertaking pipeline installation along this route. We will be constructing on Richardson Road and May Road from mid-December and in early 2021. Traffic management will be in place. Follow timesaver traffic for up to date information on traffic restrictions. Click here for the latest newsletter.
 
Winstone Road
We are currently installing the pipeline along Winstone Road. There will be some closures on Memorial Avenue. Residents, businesses and community members will be notified of road closures and pipeline construction activity. Please follow timesaver traffic for up to date traffic restrictions. 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