Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Ground investigations at the Maunganui-Girven and SH29/SH2

MEDIA RELEASE


NZ Transport Agency Waikato and Bay of Plenty

23 May 2013

Ground investigations start next Monday at the Maunganui-Girven and SH29/SH2 intersections


The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) will undertake geotechnical ground investigations next Monday as part of the Maunganui-Girven Road and Te Maunga SH29/SH2 intersections improvement project.

The geotechnical investigations will help to identify soil conditions and understand how this will impact on each of the options being considered to improve safety and congestion at these two busy intersections.

NZTA’s Acting Bay of Plenty state highways manager, Andrew Scott says this work is important in helping to identify which option is the most effective, in terms of costs and viability.

Mr Scott says the work involves digging test pits and boring testing holes so samples can be collected.

Weather permitting, will start on Monday 27 May, and expected to take a week.

He says survey stakes have already been put in place across the Omanu Golf Course, as well as between the Bayfair Reserve and Owens Place commercial centre.

Upon completion of this work, further analysis of the three options will be carried out.

“This analysis involves understanding the engineering design of the three options as well as the construction costs. We also incorporate public feedback consider the environmental, cultural and social impacts of each of the options”, says Mr Scott.

Once the analysis is completed the NZTA will select a preferred option and advise the public at an open day in early 2014.

For further information about the project, he says enquiries can be directed to the project manager, Greig Stephen on (07) 927 6009. Current information about the project and the options being considered are available from the project website www.nzta.govt.nz/mgi.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Maritime: Navigation Safety Review Raises Big Issues For The Govt

Shipping Federation: "The reports makes it clear that the ratification of the Maritime Labour convention (MLC) is long overdue. Only when the MLC is ratified will Maritime NZ be able to inspect and enforce the labour conditions on international ships visiting our ports." More>>

ALSO:

100 Years After Einstein Prediction: Gravitational Waves Found

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. More>>

ALSO:

Farming: Alliance Plans To Start Docking Farmer Payments

Alliance Group, New Zealand's second-largest meat cooperative, plans to start withholding some stock payments to its farmers from next week to bolster its balance sheet and force suppliers to meet their share requirements. More>>

ALSO:

Gambling: SkyCity First Half Profit Rises 30%, Helped By High Rollers

SkyCity anticipates the Auckland business will benefit from government gaming concessions which were triggered on Nov. 11 in recognition of SkyCity’s $470 million Convention Centre development. Morrison said the concessions would allow the Auckland business to lift its activity during peak period, noting it had a record revenue week over the Christmas and New Year period. More>>

ALSO:

Money For Light: Kiwi Scientists Secure Preferential Access To Synchrotron

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced a three-year investment of $2.8 million in the Australian Synchrotron, the largest piece of scientific infrastructure in the Southern Hemisphere, to secure preferential access for Kiwi scientists. More>>

Telco Industry Report: Investment Hits $1.7 Bln A Year

Investment in the telecommunications sector is $1.7 billion a year, proportionately one of the highest levels in the OECD, according to a report released today on the status of the New Zealand sector. More>>

ALSO:

PGPs: New Programme Sets Sights On Strong Wool

A new collaboration between The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), announced today, aims to deliver premiums for New Zealand's strong wool sector... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news