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Earthworks at Campana Road


State Highway 20B Early Improvements Update

1 May 2020

Kia ora koutou,

State Highway 20B Project Updates keep you up-to-date with project progress and upcoming physical works.

What we did last week (20 – 27 April)

• While no work was allowed on site during the COVID-19 Level 4, we have secured and regularly checked the site.

Activities for this week (27 April – 4 May)

• Trenching and laying the drainage pipes for the culvert extensions outside Manukau Memorial Gardens
• Earthworks at multiple locations between the Auckland Airport Aviation Security Gate (east of the public aircraft viewing areas) and Campana Road
• Service location works throughout the site
• Fencing installation for fuel line protection on the southern side of Waokauri Bridge
• CCTV cameras near Orrs Road become operational to provide coverage of traffic flows and site works
• Mobile lighting units deployed to test efficiency prior to future lighting upgrade works

What’s happening next week (4 – 11 May)

• Outfall pipe works on the eastern side of the Manukau Memorial Gardens entry
• Continuing earthworks at multiple locations between the Auckland Airport Aviation Security Gate and Campana Road
• Service location works throughout the site


The residents in Campana and Prices Roads will see more trucks between 7am and 7pm. Please be mindful of these truck movements when you use the roads.

Please note that when crews are working near the road, the speed limit is 50kph. Please drive safely and allow extra time for your journey.



Frequently Asked Questions

How is the worksite different during Level 3?

We are not starting any new works just yet and our site crews are performing tasks that can be achieved while maintaining strict hygiene and physical distancing protocols.

Will that mean less people on site?

Yes. We currently have 46 people working on site. However, the whole team of up to 80 people have completed our return-to-work safety induction.

We expect additional crews to start on site next week. All of our office based and support staff will remain working either at home or off site for as long as possible.

Has the lockdown impacted the project programme? Does it mean the project is five weeks behind?

We are looking into the impacts of COVID-19 and will keep you upated when we know more information.

What impact have border controls on the project?

Some construction materials may be harder to source for a certain period of time.

We have seen a notable drop in road users through the site with less cars and flights.

What will work on site look like during the different COVID-19 response levels?

Level 4: The site is secured and closed but safety and security checks take place.

Level 3: Small task-specific groups of crews are allowed on site. All office staff and those who are not physically required to be on site will work from home.

Level 1 and 2: Work during level 1 and 2 is not currently known and will be confirmed when we have further guidance from the government.

We will continue to update you on the pogress.



Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the SH20B Early Improvements project, please call us at 0800 796 796 or email



Project overview


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland International Airport Limited are upgrading State Highway 20B for better and more reliable travel options with a new shared path and additional priority lanes between Pukaki Creek Bridge and State Highway 20.

This project will integrate with improved transport facilities within the airport precinct along SH20B and at the upgraded Puhinui Station Interchange.

The project is the first step of the Southwest Gateway programme to provide better public transport, walking and cycling facilities with safer and more efficient freight movements to, from and around Southwest Auckland.

Fulton Hogan undertakes this work on behalf of Waka Kotahi.

Key early improvements on State Highway 20B to be delivered by 2021 include:

  • A safe place for people to walk and ride bikes
  • Safety improvements including central median barrier protection, improved lighting and a reduced speed
  • Improved pavement, drainage and stormwater treatment
  • Two improved intersections at Campana Road and Manukau Memorial Gardens.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency works to create transport solutions for all New Zealanders – from helping new drivers earn their licences, to leading safety campaigns to investing in public transport, state highways and local roads.

For more information on the project, you can also visit our website at