Wellington Regional Office Media Release
11 August 2004
Footpath relocated during Goat Point retaining wall work Construction of Steyne Ave retaining wall to begin
Transit New Zealand is carrying out work to construct two retaining walls as part of its improvements to State Highway 1 between Plimmerton and Paremata.
Work is about to begin on a new retaining wall on the bank opposite Steyne Avenue in Plimmerton, while construction of the northern half of the Goat Point retaining wall began on 10 August. Both of these activities mean there will be changes to the temporary traffic control in the area.
During work on the Goat Point retaining wall the footpath between Steyne Avenue and the Shell Mana service station will be relocated up beside the road.
“Goat Point is a popular walking route between Plimmerton and the Mana retail area and we must provide safe access during the construction period,” said Transit Wellington regional manager Brian Hasell.
The 500-metre long concrete retaining wall at Goat Point is needed in order to widen the road to four lanes. Construction is being carried out in two stages to tie in with nearby widening of St Andrews Road.
When the wall is finished, the ground will be back-filled and compacted before the new road and footpath is built on top. The wall is expected to be finished by November 2004.
Work is about to begin on a retaining wall on the bank opposite Steyne Avenue. The eight metre, three-tier wall is needed to allow the road below to be widened.
“Work will start at the top of the bank and move down,” said Mr Hasell. “The contractors will clear and shape the site and drill ground anchors into the bank to secure the wall. ‘Shotcrete’, a concrete stabiliser, will then be sprayed and a timber facing built. Extensive landscaping of the area will follow.”
All work on the retaining wall will be carried out between 9am and 7pm and there will be no work adjacent to the southbound lane at peak times. Motorists and pedestrians are requested to take extra care while this work is in progress.
The wall is scheduled to be completed by November this year.