Use alternative routes while the top of Tory Street is closed to traffic
The south end of Tory Street will be closed to through traffic for about five weeks while NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) does essential work on the new Buckle Street diversion road. The temporary road is being constructed to carry SH1 traffic while the Memorial Park tunnel is built.
People will still be able to drive up Tory Street to get to all the shops and businesses, and the temporary closure will not affect cyclists or pedestrians.
There will be a cycle and walking route through to Buckle and Tasman streets and detours in place for vehicles.
If you are driving from the city, you'll need to go around the Basin Reserve and use Rugby Street to get to Tasman Street.
The new Buckle Street diversion road is expected to open in late January. For more information, phone 0800 020 086 or email email@example.com, or go to:
Buckle Street Underpass - NZ Transport Agency website
For maps showing the Buckle Street underpass closures and diversions, and alternative vehicle routes, see:
NZTA Memorial Park Flyer Stage 1 (878Kb PDF)