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Construction Albert St- Customs to Victoria Streets

CONSTRUCTION: ALBERT ST - CUSTOMS TO VICTORIA STS

This page details work in the lower Albert Street area between Customs and Victoria Streets -followed by the latest notifications.

Our Albert Street works – also referred to as Contract 2 (C2) - are being undertaken by Connectus, a McConnell Dowell and Downer joint venture.

C2 started with the relocation of a major stormwater line in Albert Street between Swanson and Wellesley Streets and the strengthening and bridging of a section of the Orakei Sewer Main at the intersection of Victoria Street and Albert Street. 

Since then, Connectus has also completed a ‘cut and cover’ trench down the middle of Albert Street between Wyndham Street and Customs Street and has almost finished building the twin underground rail tunnels inside it.   

What’s happening now?

Connectus is now backfilling the trench up to road level, working progressively from Wyndham Street to Customs Street. This work is expected to continue until the end of 2019.  

It has also made a start on the final stage of works – the reinstatement of Albert Street - which will bring an enhanced streetscape with wider footpaths, new street furniture and trees and new stormwater infrastructure. This is also being undertaken in a northern direction, from Wyndham to Customs. 

The reinstatement will be undertaken in seven key stages. Each stage has different traffic management set-ups and changes to the location of construction hoardings and pedestrian access routes. 

What’s coming up for Albert Street in the future? 

Towards the end of this year, CRL is expecting to start diverting utility services between Victoria and Wellesley Streets as part of early works for the new Aotea Station. This work will be undertaken by the Link Alliance, who will deliver CRL’s main stations and tunnels work. Link Alliance will come to meet with businesses before works get underway. 

The Link Alliance expects to start the main Aotea station works before the middle of 2020, starting with the piling works mentioned above. 


Images of Albert Street Reinstatement

Note: These sketches demonstrates the sequence of activities and approximate dates. As with all construction projects, these dates are subject to change and can be affected by weather, unforeseen scope, unforeseen ground conditions, unforeseen utilities, contractor delay (productivity) and other external influences.


This information is from contractors Connectus. If you have a query, phone 0800 CRL TALK (0800 275 8255).


Latest Notifications


15 July 2019

The rail tunnel boxes from Wyndham Street through to Customs Street are complete.

We are continuing to demolish piles to make space for the large tree pits from the Shakespeare Hotel to Park Residences (on Albert Street West from Wyndham to Swanson Streets).

We are now preparing for the first stage of rebuilding the footpath, starting at the Wyndham Street West side from St Patrick's Square.

The backfilling of the trench continues, together with steel struts and concrete traffic and working deck removal.

Note: The loading zones or P5 stops are available at the locations mentioned below:

• 3 P5 bays and one disabled space outside the Quay West building

• 3 bays on Mills Lane behind the Stamford Hotel

• 3 bays on Albert Street in front of the Stamford Hotel

• And 1 bay on Swanson Street outside Park Residences

While we are undertaking the final streetscape works starting on Wyndham Street, we are providing three bays of temporary loading zone on Albert Street outside the Good To Go grocery store.

Ongoing - Albert Street Western side, from Wyndham to Swanson Street

The pile cap demolition and the construction of the tree pits continue.

Noise mitigation will be in place.

The noise will be reduced during lunch trading hours from 12.30pm until 1.30pm where possible.

Albert Street Western side, from Swanson to Wolfe Street

The steel struts and concrete traffic and working deck will be lifted out by crane. There may be some short traffic disruption as trucks are maneuvering into and out of site.

Albert Street Western side, from Wolfe to Customs Street

The watermain upgrade along Albert Street West continues. The steel struts, concrete traffic and working deck will then be removed.

Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 July- Albert Street West - between Wyndham and Swanson Streets

The team will be installing fences on the footpath from St Patrick's Square to the Shakespeare Hotel on Albert Street West. This is to get ready for the streetscape works.

Pedestrian access will be diverted but maintained.

Thursday 18 to Friday 19 July- Albert Street West - between Wyndham and Swanson Streets

The team will start stripping off the footpath from outside the convenience store (City Mart).

In the meantime, the gas line at corner of Albert and Wyndham Street will be rebuilt and reconnected.

This work will involve saw cutting, hydro-excavation and digging.

Noise mitigation will be in place.

The noise will be reduced during lunch trading hours from 12.30pm until 1.30pm where possible.

Monday 15 to Friday 19 July- Albert Street West - between Wolfe and Customs Streets

We are breaking the concrete beam along Albert Street West between Wolfe and Customs Streets.

Noise mitigation will be in place.

The noise will be reduced during lunch trading hours from 12.30pm until 1.30pm where possible.


Consent plans can be found at this link below