The SH1 and Tarewa Road Intersection Improvements are due to be complete in mid 2020. There are a lot of milestones to achieve between now and then, and you can read about these below.
October 2019 - Complete the new northbound lanes between the iSite and Maunu Road.
14 October 2019 - Traffic switch to new northbound lanes.
Mid-October 2019 - Begin work on southbound lanes, between Maunu Road and the iSite. Traffic will still be able to turn left into and out of Tarewa Road.
End of October - Begin to demolish old Otaika Bridge
November 2019 - Continue to demolish and remove the old Otaika Bridge.
December 2019 - Begin construction on the second half of the new Otaika Bridge.
January 2020 - Begin work at Tarewa Road intersection, temporary traffic management will remain in place until traffic lights can be brought into service.
February 2020 - Complete northern and southern extents of southbound lanes.
March 2020 - Complete the intersection improvements at SH1 and Tarewa Road.
Late June 2020 - Complete building the ne Otaika Bridge. This will allow us to open all four lanes to traffic and to turn on the new traffic lights at the SH1/Tarewa Road interection.
Image 4 (below): The old SH1 and Tarewa Road intersection.