The pace of the PP2Ō Expressway project is increasing with main construction scheduled to begin from November. To let people know what’s ahead two Information Days are planned for the end of October in Ōtaki and Te Horo. These present a great opportunity for locals to get the full PP2Ō Expressway story direct from the project team and other experts.
There's a lot to take in. We’re building 13kms of four-lane expressway and 9kms of local road between Peka Peka and Taylors Road just north of Ōtaki. The project includes 9 bridges, including a new 330-metre Ōtaki River Crossing and overbridges at Rahui Road and at School Road in Te Horo. We’re also moving 1.3km of railway. From the north end of the Ōtaki Railway Station we're realigning the tracks to the east, away from County Road, to make room for the new expressway.
Also this month we’re very proud to see our new bilingual site signage (te reo Māori/English) going up on worksite fences. More on this below but these signs have been developed in partnership with local kura and reflect our respect for the high proportion of te reo Māori speakers in Ōtaki. Ma whero ma pango ka oti ai te mahi.
Andy Goldie, Project Manager