When the Wellington Region moved to Alert Level 3 on 1 September, our construction crew returned to site while following strict COVID-19 protocols. The structures team were back at Bridge 9 (Makahuri Rail Overpass) preparing the site ahead of the last major concrete pour, the civils team resumed ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) installation, drainage works and earthworks south of Ōtaki Gorge Road. Finally, the pavement team re-commenced works on the mainline shoulders with our first shoulder chip-sealing completed. We also fired up the asphalt plant, with the asphalt team laying over 900 tonnes in a day and a maximum of 117 tonnes in one hour! This is a phenomenal result in and of itself, let alone when you consider the context of the environment we’re currently operating in.
The PP2Ō Expressway will be a great addition to the Kāpiti Coast and greater Wellington region - easing congestion points for locals and through-traffic, improving safety, and increasing reliability of journey times.
If you need any further information, please visit our website www.nzta.govt.nz/pp2o, call us on 0800 PP2O INFO or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Hunt, Project Director