Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is working with the Transmission Gully Public Private Partnership contractor, Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP), and its subcontractor, CPB HEB Joint Venture, to confirm a new opening date for the motorway.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising that work will continue on Wellington and Wairarapa state highways to ensure the roads remain safe for essential workers, for the movement of essential goods and to support lifeline functions during the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown.
With less than three months until the contractually agreed opening date of 27 September 2021, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) contracted to build, operate and maintain the Transmission Gully motorway, and its design and build subcontractor the CPB HEB Joint Venture are continuing to advise Waka Kotahi that they remain confident of meeting their contractual commitments and opening the road on time.
Work will begin this Friday, 12 February, on a major upgrade of the State Highway 58 (SH58) interchange at Pāuatahanui to allow for more traffic and better flow between SH58 and the new Transmission Gully motorway, scheduled to open in September this year.
With the lifting of Level 4 lockdown restrictions for construction activities on 28 April, the Transmission Gully project was able to begin a staged recommencement of construction works operating within strict new COVID-19 requirements.
The Transmission Gully motorway north of Wellington will be open by September 2021 as part of a settlement agreement reached following the conclusion of negotiations related to the commercial impacts of the COVID-19 shutdown on the project.