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

 

Half Full: Dairy Payouts Steady, Cash Will Be Tight

Industry body DairyNZ is advising farmers to focus on strong cashflow management as they look ahead to the 2015-16 season following Fonterra's half-year results announcement today. More>>

ALSO:

First Union: Cotton On Plans To Use “Tea Break” Law

“The Prime Minister reassured New Zealanders that ‘post the passing of this law, will you all of a sudden find thousands of workers who are denied having a tea break? The answer is absolutely not’... Cotton On is proposing to remove tea and meal breaks for workers in its safety sensitive distribution centre. How long before other major chains try and follow suit?” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ-Korea FTA Signed Amid Spying, Lost Sovereignty Claims

A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea has been signed in Seoul by Prime Minister John Key and the Korean president, Park Geun-hye. More>>

ALSO:

PM Visit: NZ And Viet Nam Agree Ambitious Trade Target

New Zealand and Viet Nam have agreed an ambitious target of doubling two-way goods and service trade to around $2.2 billion by 2020, Prime Minister John Key has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Economy Grows 0.8% In Fourth Quarter

The New Zealand economy expanded in the fourth quarter as tourists drove growth in retailing and accommodation, and property sales increased demand for real estate services. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ’s Wheeler Keeps OCR On Hold, No Rate Hikes Ahead

The Reserve Bank has removed the prospect of future interest rate hikes from its forecast horizon as a strong kiwi dollar and cheap oil hold down inflation, and the central bank ponders whether to lower its assessment of where “neutral” interest rates should be. The kiwi dollar gained. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news