Safety and Resilience Improvements ready to restart
Work on the Rapanui Passing Lane and Tongaporutu Intersection Upgrade - part of a programme of SH3 Safety and Resilience Improvements - is ready to restart following the recent lockdown.
The SH3 Safety and Resilience Improvements cover 58km of SH3 from Uruti to Awakino and include new roadside safety barriers in high-risk areas, rumble strips, electronic warning signs, new formalised pull-over areas, and a new slow vehicle bay at Awakau Road. The programme is expected to be finished in early 2022.
Covid-19 alert levels permitting, the Tongaporutu programme is expected to be completed by the end of October and will commence with earthworks and shoulder widening, followed by installation of a guardrail and rehabilitation of the pedestrian footpath.
An early 2022 finish is now forecast for the Rapanui work. Earthworks and formation of the alignment are now largely complete wih gas line rehabilitation works (by First Gas) to be completed soon. Following this our contractor will begin construction of the final pavement.
We will then complete sealing, barrier and signage installation, and line marking.