Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is continuing work to make State Highway 58 safer for everyone who uses it. Planning work has begun for the final stage of improvements, including new roundabouts at two key intersections, while construction continues on the current stage.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the completion of a huge amount of work on the Transmission Gully motorway over summer has brought the road to a stage where Waka Kotahi is confident that it is safe for public use, and it has instructed the contractor to open the road to traffic before the end of this month.
CPB HEB, the company subcontracted to build Transmission Gully, has now had 67 of the 81 remaining safety and quality assurance tests required before the road can open accepted as meeting the required standards.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the builder of Transmission Gully CPB HEB is continuing to make good progress fixing construction defects and pavement issues required for the Transmission Gully motorway to open.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says recent on-site investigations by Waka Kotahi roading experts shows significant progress has been made by the builder, CPB HEB, towards fixing construction defects and pavement issues required for the Transmission Gully motorway to open.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan for southbound closures of State Highway 1 between Churton Park and Johnsonville for gantry installation and cable hauling, as preparations for Transmission Gully continue.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) and CPB HEB Joint Venture, the builder contracted to deliver the Transmission Gully project, have run out of time to complete all of the tasks necessary for the road to open in time for Christmas.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists that State Highway 2 (SH2) over the Remutaka Hill will be closed for five nights from Sunday 7 November to Friday 12 November, 9pm to 4am each night, to allow crews to safely complete essential work.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan ahead for significant delays between Porirua and Tawa on Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 November, as Transmission Gully crews finish laying 1000 tonnes of asphalt along a 900m stretch of road connecting the southern end of the new motorway with the existing State Highway 1.