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(Photo: Eddie Hayman) The last section of pavement works for the project on Orrs Road North has been completed.


Kia ora koutou,

As Auckland remains in level 4 lockdown, our team is busy preparing to return to site once level 3 is announced. Our return to work strategy includes an extensive health and safety plan.

Our crews will be working within strict COVID protocols on-site including, but not limited to, mask use, additional hygiene measures, physical distancing and work bubbles.

Until then, keep safe and we will be back to site soon.



Project progress

A little bit about what we did over the first weekend of August when we completed the last section of pavement works for the project on Orrs Road North.

As this road services our yard (which will soon be dis-established) and to minimise disruption to SH20B users, the work was planned to be completed over one weekend.

To strendthen the road condition, we applied the pavement design which included a concrete base with a sturdy asphalt overlay.

Pavement excavation started from 11pm on the Friday night, with the concrete pour completed by 6am Saturday morning.

This allowed the remainder of Saturday and Sunday for the concrete to set before paving began on the Sunday evening. By 3am three layers of asphalt were paved.

As a final step, the line-marking was reinstated and the traffic control was removed by 6am Monday morning to allow traffic to flow as per normal.

A successful weekend delivered by a combination of project and regional resources in trying weather conditions.




The scheduled works are subject to the Covid alert level. 

Day time (7am to 7pm)

  • Completion of line marking and coloured surfacing
  • The worksite compound on Orrs Road will be disestablished
  • The works on the shared use path for walking and biking along the Waokauri Bridge include balustrades, duct protection, hand rails and additional fencing
  • Installation of the Maori Pou alongside Waokauri Creek Bridge
  • Facing works on the Campana retaining wall
  • Various small jobs to be completed by the site team and various subcontracted resources

At night (9pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday)

  • Small various works on-site

Traffic management will be in place when required.

These works will not affect the day time traffic flow. Please also note that some works are weather dependent and may be delayed.

Please drive safely and allow extra time for your journey.



Contact us

Please call us at 0800 796 796 or email if you have any questions about the SH20B Early Improvements project.



Project overview


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland International Airport Limited are upgrading State Highway 20B for better and more reliable travel options with a new shared path and additional priority lanes between Pukaki Creek Bridge and State Highway 20.

This project will integrate with improved transport facilities within the airport precinct along SH20B and at the upgraded Puhinui Station Interchange.

The project is the first step of the Southwest Gateway programme to provide better public transport, walking and cycling facilities with safer and more efficient freight movements to, from and around Southwest Auckland.

Fulton Hogan undertakes this work on behalf of Waka Kotahi.

Key early improvements on State Highway 20B to be delivered by 2021 include:

  • A safe place for people to walk and ride bikes
  • Safety improvements including central median barrier protection, improved lighting and a reduced speed
  • Improved pavement, drainage and stormwater treatment
  • Two improved intersections at Campana Road and Manukau Memorial Gardens.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency works to create transport solutions for all New Zealanders – from helping new drivers earn their licences, to leading safety campaigns to investing in public transport, state highways and local roads.

For more information on the project, you can also visit our website at