Upcoming nightworks

From this Sunday until Tuesday between 7pm and 6am, the top section of Molesworth Street (between May Street and Tinakori Road) will be closed to traffic heading out of the city. Vehicles will still be able to turn right into May Street.

This closure will let us finish work to raise the existing pedestrian crossing by Mojo Cafe and replace the traffic signal loops at the Tinakori Road/Molesworth Street intersection.

We’re doing this at night to reduce impact on traffic flow in the area, and will be doing our best to minimise the impact on residents and businesses. Any high impact noise work using machinery will be reduced from 11pm.

For anyone needing to travel Molesworth Street to Tinakori Road, Hill Street and Hobson Street will be best alternative routes to use.

The red line on this map indicates where the road closure on Molesworth Street will be between 7pm-6am Sunday 7 April until Tuesday 9 April. 

Making Thorndon more pedestrian friendly

During the weekdays, we’re also continuing with work to upgrade pedestrian tactiles in the area and install the new bike crossing alongside the existing pedestrian crossing between New World and Thorndon Pool.

What to expect during work

The majority of construction work for Thorndon Connections will take place between 9am-4pm Monday to Friday, excepting these few nights Sunday 7 April until Tuesday 9 April. Traffic management will be in place, and there will be cones around the area to help keep people safe.

Businesses will still be open and accessible during the work.

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be rescheduled to a later date.

For any issues during construction, you can contact Darren Chetty from Downer by calling 021 1195 9211 or emailing 

You can see full project information and subscribe for updates on our website at transportprojects.org.nz/thorndon