Franklin Road Upgrade
Franklin Road, an iconic Auckland Road reknown for its Christmas lights, has completed its $17m facelift. A blessing and public opening was held 3 July 2019 – opened by The Mayor Phil Goff and the Waitemata Local Board Chair Pippa Coombs.
The upgrade has been extensive due to the service upgrades that have been required, the inclusion of cycling lanes, new footpaths, enhanced tree root protection and road resurfacing. The new caternary lighting is a first for Auckland.
The Assocation lobbied for this to become a priority for AT. Many thanks to Rosco and Trevor for their input on the Community Liaison Group, to AT and local board for making this happen and to all local residents for their patience and support.