Kia ora and welcome to the latest update from the Transmission Gully team.
Since our last update in June we have continued to make good progress, given the expected weather challenges at this time of year. We are looking forward to getting to the other side of the more difficult winter work conditions as we continue to build up our construction rate to pre-COVID-19 levels of work activity. This includes weekend shifts and nightworks at a number of places, when weather allows.
The flip side of the wet weather is that it is great for planting. Our environmental teams have kept up the push to get plants into the ground while the earth is wetter. If you drive through the SH58 Pāuatahanui interchange, you’ll see closely planted young saplings covering the embankments on either side of the overbridge.
Our timelapse video footage of the Wainui Saddle area (below) shows the progress we’re making in the most challenging earthworks area of the build.
Our construction update and aerial photos give you a closer look at progress right along the 27 kilometre alignment. The before and after image of the project’s largest structure, the bridge over Cannons Creek, gives a great picture of progress as sections start to show the final form they’ll have.
We continue to remind all members of the public to stay safe and not enter the project site at any time. Work is underway in multiple areas along the 27 km route and it remains a high hazard area.
If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an urgent matter, please call the 24-hour project hotline on 0800 TGINFO. If we are working outside of our normal work hours and you’re one of our neighbours, we’ll be in touch with you directly as usual.