Making the most of Alert Level 3
We recently carried out an extended weekend closure of Rosedale Road between Tawa Drive and Triton Drive so that we could remove the old Rosedale Road bridge abutments.
Work was originally planned to take place over multiple weekend closures later in the year but to make the most of the lower traffic volumes during alert level 3 and help reduce the impact to the travelling public, we brought this work forward. Being able to have our teams working in ‘bubbles’ with both day and night shift rotations meant this task was completed in just over four days.
The new bridge we’ve built increases the span width across Rosedale Road, future proofing it for increased traffic capacity including buses feeding into the planned Rosedale Bus Station as well as a wider shared path for those travelling on foot or by bike.
Work in this area – both the deconstruction of the old bridge and construction of the new bridge - is being carried out in stages and our most recent closure here follows on from January 2019 when we lowered Rosedale Road in this section by 1.5m during a two-week closure. This was to increase the overhead clearance capacity and bring it up to current roading standards.
Work will continue to replace the Rosedale Road SH1 motorway bridge over the coming months.