It was spades at the ready at the new Beaumont Bridge site over the Clutha River/Mata-Au yesterday afternoon, half-way between Milton and Alexandra. A sod turning event was held to mark construction about to begin on this highly anticipated SH8 project, the biggest new infrastructure project in Clutha District in many years.
Waka Kotahi has awarded the construction contract for its SH6/SH8B in Cromwell to Fulton Hogan. The roundabout will be fully funded by Waka Kotahi through the NZ Upgrade Programme (Regional Package). A tender price of $3.3million has been accepted, says Principal Project Manager Brendon French.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the southbound lane of State Highway 1 between Rangiriri and Ōhinewai will be closed overnight from this Sunday 12 December, between 7pm and 7am, for up to five nights, weather permitting.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists that multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua next week, as part of the Eastern Corridor project.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead for significant delays on State Highway 2 between Waihī and Tauranga next week, as Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency contractors push to complete as much chipsealing as possible on this key route ahead of the busy Christmas break.
UPDATE Friday 3 December: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises night works on the western (Waikato) side of State Highway 29 Kaimai Range have been completed and no further partial closures are required. The essential maintenance work to repair sections of the road was completed ahead of schedule thanks to good weather and favourable conditions on site. Waka Kotahi would like to thank drivers for their patience during these works.
People travelling southbound on the State Highway 1 (SH1) Northern Gateway Toll Road this Sunday evening are advised to plan ahead and allow more time for their journey, with a detour in place between Pūhoi and Silverdale.