25 May 2020

Burst water main closes section on Queen Street in Auckland

3:08 pm on 25 May 2020

Some Auckland Central bus services have been disrupted after a water pipe burst on lower Queen St.

Auckland's lower Queen St, between Fort St & Customs St closed after water main burst.

Photo: Twitter / Auckland Transport

The road between Fort Street and Customs Street is closed after a water main broke at about 10am this morning.

One lane of Customs Street is also closed but three remain open. The footpath is open and no properties are without water.

Auckland Transport said bus stops on Queen Street between Victoria Street and Customs Street were affected. The CityLink, InnerLink, 105 and 106 services were all being diverted.

A Watercare spokesperson said crews were working to locate the broken pipe, which was the same water main that burst earlier in the month.

The spokesperson said Watercare hoped to have the road open in time for tomorrow's morning commute.

Bus detours

Detours for CityLink

To Karangahape Rd: Fanshawe St as Normal, R- Hobson St, L- Victoria St W, R- Queen St, then as Normal

To Wynyard Qtr: Queen St as Normal, L- Victoria St W, R- Nelson St, L- Fanshawe St and then as normal.

Detours for InnerLink

InnerLink (clockwise): Victoria St West as normal, L- Nelson St, R- Sturdee St and continue straight onto Customs St.

InnerLink (anticlockwise): Continue on Customs St as normal, L- Hobson St, R- Victoria St W and then as normal.

Detours for 106 and 105

Queen St as normal, R- Victoria St E, Via Bowen Ave and Waterloo Quad, L- Anzac Ave, L- Beach Rd and then continue straight onto Customs St as normal.