The End is in sight
We are pleased to let you know that we are in the final stages of the project which we plan to complete in August 2020.
We have made significant progress on the project over the past few months, especially in January and February thanks to the mostly sunny and stable weather - excellent conditions for construction work.
Traffic was moved on to the newly constructed northbound lanes late last year, just before the Christmas rush.
The demolition of the old Otaika Bridge and the start of the second stage of the new bridge construction, crucial to project, is now well underway. If you drive through the site, you will see the piling rig and large crane that we are using for this work.
People on foot through the area can now use the opposite side of the bridge on a temporary, purpose built walkway.
We have finished building the new retaining walls on private properties along Otaika Road. These retaining walls will help support a wider, four lane state highway once our work is completed. The retaining walls will also help minimise road noise for residents.
We are continuing laying storm water pipes and constructing the kerb and channel that runs along the road edge. We are also continuing to lay road pavement and footpaths along the southbound lanes on SH1 and Tarewa Road.