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

 


Cambridge section upcoming works on SH1 and SH1B

Cambridge section upcoming works on SH1 and SH1B


Construction on the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway is ramping up with residents and motorists travelling along State Highway 1 and State Highway 1B advised that some of the upcoming construction activity may cause disruption to travel movements.

From this week onwards there will be an increase in construction activity along the new haul road which runs the length of the Expressway route. This will see a significant increase in the volume of heavy machinery and vehicles in this area, which may cause travel disruption where roads cross the Expressway route.

The Transport Agency says the increased truck movements will take place between the hours of 7am-7pm Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays).

Current and ongoing work includes:

· ongoing heavy earthworks and construction of embankments for the Pickering Road, Peake Road and Swayne Road bridges (please note significant changes when Swayne Road bridge work commences from 24 February)
· Victoria Road, Northern and Southern Interchange on-and-off ramp construction
· ongoing piling work in preparation for building the Karapiro Viaduct
· construction of a new diversion road from Thornton Road to St Kilda Road (to minimise disruption while the Thornton Rd bridge begins construction)
· completion of local roads including St Kilda, Appleby and the new Ambreed Road
· construction of the new Hautapu extension road and cycleway connection
· continued relocation of watermains, stormwater, telecoms and powerlines.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead for their travel and to anticipate some delays when travelling through these Cambridge section construction areas where there are also reduced speed limits.

In addition, for safety reasons with the increase in construction activity, the speed limit has been reduced to 80km/h on State Highway 1 from Pickering to Hautapu roads and around Cambridge golf course/Tirau Road. Further concrete barriers will also be put in place in both these locations in the coming weeks.

The Transport Agency thanks the travelling public for their ongoing patience during construction of the Waikato Expressway in this area.

For up-to-date state highway travel information visit www.highwayinfo.govt.nz or phone the Transport Agency's 0800 4 HIGHWAYS information line to get the latest updates or to report incidents or hazards on the state highways. Alternatively you can sign-up via www.onthemove.govt.nz to receive free email alerts designed to inform you before you start your journey about notable incidents, road conditions or roadworks on the state highway network.

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news