The construction of two bridges and associated boardwalks in Kaiwaka could be open around March 11.
Contractor Bridge It NZ moved its machinery from the north bridge to the south bridge two weeks ago and the installation of the abutments is underway.
Both bridges are 24 metres long and 2.5 metres wide, and have been built as shared pathways for pedestrians and cyclists.
The northern bridge provides access to McLean Park, while the southern bridge crosses the Kaiwaka River, near Oneriri Road. State Highway 1 sees more than 10,000 vehicles a day at this point.
The footbridges will make it safer for pedestrians to cross the river providing an alternative to the current state highway bridge, which offers little separation between them and the traffic.
The footbridges were funded with a $750,000 grant from the Provincial Development Unit.