The contract for the second stage of the Hibiscus Coast busway station has been awarded to the Wharehine Group for $6 million.
The contractor is based in Wellsford and it expects to start work on the station next month.
Construction of the station area began in late 2017, including earthworks, a new stormwater pond and construction of 516 car parks.
The second stage involves the construction of the station building, an additional 90 car parks and minor re-configuration of the lanes at the intersection with Painton Road.
Once the station is completed it will include ticket and AT HOP top-up facilities, toilets, secure cycle parking, and waiting areas that will be well lit and protected from the elements.
Hibiscus Coast Busway station is the northern terminus of the Northern Express bus services, which connect to eight bus routes, servicing the wider Hibiscus Coast and Warkworth area.
Mark Lambert, Executive General Manager for Integrated Networks says for those commuting from Hibiscus Coast towards to the city centre, the beginning of construction will be a welcome start. “We appreciate that there has been some wait for construction of this station building, so thank customers for their patience.
"The North Shore bus network introduced in September 2018 has been a great success with more people now crossing the harbour bridge in buses rather than cars. Facilities such as this, will only help those numbers increase.”
Construction is expected to be completed late next year.