UPDATE: The Curran Street entrance to Westhaven is now open. It was slightly delayed in the final stages due to wet weather, and we thank you for your patience.
Westhaven Marina is advising its customers and visitors to prepare for the temporary closure of its Curran Street entrance while essential repairs and maintenance works are undertaken to a bridge that lies under the road.
From 13 June - 12 October works will necessitate closure of the historic bridge at the Western end of Curran Street, which was constructed in the 1940s to provide access from the road to the breakwater that surrounds the marina.
“The bridge is now surrounded by reclaimed land, which means many people don’t realise that it is a bridge,” says Panuku Development Auckland’s General Manager of Marinas, Tom Warren.
“However, it’s more than seventy years old, and is now due for some important maintenance work that we are undertaking over winter while the marina is quiet.”
The road, which is adjacent to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, is a private road that is owned by Panuku Development Auckland, but which is frequently used as a thoroughfare by those travelling to Wynyard Quarter and the CBD.
All vehicles that need to access Westhaven Marina will need to use the Beaumont Street entrance. There will be no thoroughfare for commuters.
It is anticipated that access will be provided for cyclists, walkers and runners throughout the repair process, although cyclists are asked to please slow down, to expect a rough surface, and that they may need to dismount.
Westhaven Marina thanks all users, especially its customers, for their patience while this work is undertaken.