Franklin Rd


Downer NZ



Tender Value


Commencement Date

July 2018

Final Construction Value


Final Completion Date

Oct 2019

Contracting to Downer NZ, Contrax was asked to work alongside the onsite team to help push delivery the long-anticipated upgrade of one of Auckland’s most iconic streets. Long plagued by broken footpaths and an uneven/failing pavement the project called for a complete boundary to boundary upgrade including new footpaths, kerbing, parking bays, cycle-path, & paving. The project was complicated by having to deal with the historic and protected trees that have given Franklin RD its iconic status.

By working tightly with the Downer delivery team we managed to deliver a truly spectacular outcome that all residents of Auckland should be proud of. The project was delivered on time and on budget despite numerous challenges.

Specific issues revolved around protecting tree root systems and maintaining access for residents at all times. Detailed planning ensures all issues were overcome in a timely manner.