The NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists that the final set of three bridge beams for the new Haywards Interchange on State Highway 2, Upper Hutt, will be lifted into place tonight. This will complete a major milestone for the elevated roundabout.
From around 6.30pm tonight State Highway 2 will be reduced to one lane each way, just north of State Highway 58. The placement of the 70-tonne reinforced concrete beams will require a series of rolling approximately 30-minute road closures on State Highway 2 from 10pm through the early hours of Tuesday morning (6 September). The road will be open as normal from 5.30am.
An additional four beams will be used for the pedestrian overbridge linking Annabell Grove to Manor Park railway station, however this can be constructed without the need for full road closures. This work is expected to take to place in October.
The interchange is scheduled to be complete in June 2017. More information about the project is on the NZ Transport Agency’s website www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh2sh58-haywards-interchange(external link)
A short timelapse of the previous bridge beam placement is available www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wYTAQxjclI(external link)