Stage 1: Install 2.4km of flexible median safety barrier from south of Fergusson Gully to a nearby reserve. Waka Kotahi anticipates work starting in August/September, weather dependent, with about eight weeks of construction. There has been a slight delay as we have needed to investigate the integrity of the existing shoulder seal to ensure it is durable enough to carry the state highway traffic during the construction phase.
Stage 2: Will address key safety risks on 4.5km of the state highway from the reserve to Maungatautari Road. Our preferred design for this work will be available soon, and we are currently planning opportunities to discuss this with the community. The design will then be finalised, and any construction is anticipated to be in 2021.