Work has started on the upgrade of the Avon Loop - the section of Oxford Terrace between Kilmore Street and Fitzgerald Avenue.
“This is the final section of Oxford Terrace to be redeveloped as part of the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct Anchor Project, an entirely new pedestrian and cycle-friendly route through the city that puts the focus back on our much-loved river,'' says Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive John Bridgman.
“Along with a new smooth, safe pathway that will replace the broken asphalt, the work also includes a new boardwalk and canoe/kayak ramp on the riverbank.
“The Avon Loop will connect the City Promenade to any future developments in the Residential Red Zone. The lighting along this stretch of the river will be improved and around 17,000 new plants added over two planting periods to make it a more enjoyable space for more hours of the day.
“The Loop will be closed to the public for the duration of the work, but passers-by will notice activity ramping up over the coming weeks.
“I look forward to seeing the fences come down in the new year, in what will be another revitalised part of our city,” says Mr Bridgman.