City Rail Link

Changes that may affect you

Changes that may affect you


Over the next few years, activities and movement in Auckland's city centre are affected by CRL construction and that of a number of other significant projects.

Below we list any new changes that could affect you.

For non-CRL roadworks and disruption,  Auckland Transport has a section on its website.

Albert Street (Corner Mills Lane) Traffic Divertion- Saturday 26 May

Updated 24 May 2018

On 26 May, to continue excavation CRL contractors Connectus needs to remove an old sewer pipe underneath Albert Street, across a trench between Mills Lane to Wolfe Street.

During the demolition of the pipe, a truck parked onto the construction deck will access the manhole located in the middle of the road at the corner of Albert Street and Mills Lane (See the red circle).

Once demolished, there will be a temporary pipe installed across the trench above the excavation.

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  • The area around the manhole will be coned off for safety.

  • The traffic on Albert Street going toward the south will not change, only a little deviation will be needed around the cones.

  • A traffic controller will be there to assist if needed.

  • The work will take a day to complete starting at 7am and finishing at 6pm.

Connectus work in Albert Street

Updated 02 May 2018

Connectus advise the following work between Customs Street and Mills Lane/Wolfe Street:

At the northern end of Albert Street, the Connectus team is planning to do drilling works from today to Friday (4th May), during the day. The drilling works are the temporary ground support within the trench (see picture below).  Please note this work will be noisy and vibration may be felt.


Albert Street canopy removal

Updated 14 March 2018

From late March, Connectus is removing building canopies and relocating services along the western side of Albert Street between Victoria and Wellesley Streets.

This work prepares the way for the construction of the Aotea station within the City Rail Link.

The physical works remove (or partly remove) the building canopies for the Auckland Council Building, the AA Building, the Manhattan apartments, and the Sky City Convention Centre.

This will be followed by relocating the below-ground utility services into a new trench outside the piling line of the Western wall of future Aotea station (see illustration below).

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The works will start by setting up the traffic management. This will take about two days.

Once the traffic management is in place, the construction hoardings will be installed.

The new traffic plan for traffic and pedestrian is shown below.

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Canopy removals start in mid-April. The works will start from the north moving south of Albert Street.

The initial works will be to disconnect power supplies and install scaffold at the AA building before removing the canopy.

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Wolfe Street changes

Updated 13 February 2018

Connectus advise that because of the CRL construction, Wolfe Street will change from Sunday.

  • Wolfe Street will reverse direction

  • The left turn from Albert Street onto Wolfe Street will be stopped

  • Access to Wolfe Street will be available via Hobson and Federal Streets

  • The setup of Albert Street is now in a 'steady state' for traffic flow and will remain unchanged until late this year.

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