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A new link is being created on Huatoki Walkway to enable more people to use it easily.
Work starts next week on building a shared pedestrian and cycle bridge to link Sycamore Grove with the walkway.
“The Sycamore Grove area is a catchment with no easy access to the walkway, even though they’re adjacent to each other,” says Let’s Go Project Manager Carl Whittleston.
“This bridge will enable people walking and riding to use this safe off-road route to the city from Vogeltown and Frankleigh Park.”
The bridge is the last major development in the upgrade of the Huatoki Walkway between Vogeltown and the central city, aimed at making it a high-quality off-road route for all users.
The project has seen the path widened and some gradients reduced, with a mix of compacted gravel along the flatter sections and light chip seal on the steeper sections.
Mr Whittleston says more users are already being seen on the walkway.
“We’ve retained the bush-covered character and you still get the feeling that you’re far away from the city, but the walkway is more accessible for a wider range of users,” he says.
The new entrance beneath the Carrington/Vivian streets viaduct is about a fortnight away from completion, while the Sycamore Grove bridge will take two months to complete.