Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Major Intersection work to start, Taharoto-Wairau Rd Upgrade

23 November 2012

Major Intersection work to start, Taharoto-Wairau Rd Upgrade

Auckland Transport is starting the next phase of the Taharoto-Wairau Road Upgrade in early December.

The $4.2 million construction works include a major upgrade of Milford’s Wairau Road/Forrest Hill Road and Nile Road/Forrest Hill Road intersections and the replacement of the old Wairau Creek Bridge, built in 1939.

Construction will be undertaken by contractor Dempsey Wood Civil Ltd. Work is expected to start during the week of 3 December and will be completed in late 2013.

The intersection improvements and bridge replacement are part of the staged Taharoto-Wairau Corridor Upgrade started in 2006 under the former North Shore City Council.

The upgrade is set to bring a large number of other benefits for all road users. These include:

· Replacement of an outdated bridge that will also allow for increased road capacity

· Additional traffic lanes to help ease congestion

· On-road cycle lanes for commuters and confident cyclists

· Off-road cycle lanes around school areas to cater for younger and less experienced cyclists

· Larger and better quality footpaths

· Additional pedestrian islands to help people cross the road safely

· Landscaping and undergrounding of overhead power and telecommunication lines to improve the look of the area

· Improved intersections due to the installation of traffic lights and additional marked lanes

· Resurfacing of the road for a smoother journey

A project of this size will bring some unavoidable disruption and inconvenience, but every effort will be made to keep negative impacts to a minimum.

Construction will continue throughout December and January to take advantage of the lower traffic volumes over the school holiday period.

Between 3 – 28 January, Wairau Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for the establishment of a large piling rig on site to drill holes for the new bridge supports. The bridge is being demolished and rebuilt in sections to avoid the need for a complete road closure. Additional traffic lanes will be reinstated on 29 January to coincide with the start of the school term.

Expect some delays to your journey time during the construction period and use alternative routes if possible.

For full project information and updates, visit Auckland Transport’s website www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/wairau


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Court Sends Back TPP Decision: 'Blanket Approach' In Turning Down OIA Not Lawful

"When the minister refused Professor Kelsey’s request, neither he nor his officials assessed each piece of information requested against the criteria in the act for withholding official information," Justice Collins said in his judgment. More>>


CTU Conference: Helen Kelly On Standing Down

So now I have left you a big list of jobs to do when I go, I do want to talk about leaving for a little bit. I am going to miss this job. It is, believe it or not – fun and interesting ... More>>


Members' Bills: Seymour Lodges Assisted Dying Bill

“The End of Life Choice Bill is a response to the anguish faced by a small but significant minority of people with terminal illness or who are grievously and irremediably ill, as they anticipate the prospect of intolerable suffering and the indignity of the final few days and weeks of their lives,” said Mr Seymour. More>>


Activism: SHAN Protest Against State Housing Sales

The State Housing Action Network (SHAN) led a protest in Wellington against the sale of state housing by the Government. At midday thirty to forty protestors marched from Civic Square to Parliament accompanied by the sounds of the Brass Razoo Solidarity Band. More>>

1080 Threat: Police Arrest 60 Year Old Auckland Man

New Zealand Police have arrested a 60-year-old Auckland businessman in relation to the criminal blackmail threat to poison infant formula with 1080, made public in March this year. More>>


Canterbury Transition Bill First Reading: Government Hiding From ECan Submissions

The Government has radically reduced the amount of time for public submissions on their controversial ECan bill, says Labour’s Environment spokesperson Megan Woods... “Their shortened timeline could mean that instead of the usual six weeks, Cantabrians get just one week to submit their views on the bill." More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our Apparent Inability To Stand Up To Australia

Alas, and only days before the first meeting between our Prime Minister John Key and the new Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull, this country is showing no sign of standing up for itself. Quite the reverse. We seem to be rolling over, and making gestures of appeasement. More>>


Health Not-So-Many Benefits: Auditor-General On Scrapped Cost-Saving Plan

The Auditor-General decided to look into the costs and benefits of HBL’s work in the health sector and, where possible, identify lessons... We found that several factors contributed to the difficulties that befell HBL and, in particular, the Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain (FPSC) programme. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news