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

 

Transit awards largest motorway contract

Transit Regional Office
Auckland
28 October 2003
MEDIA RELEASE

Transit awards largest motorway construction contract

The single largest roading construction contract in Auckland has been awarded by Transit New Zealand for the upgrading of the main section of Central Motorway Junction which lies at the heart of the city’s motorway system.

A design and construct contract has been awarded to a joint venture comprising Fletcher Construction and Leighton Contractors (one of Australia’s largest construction companies) with design work subcontracted to consultants Beca Carter Hollings and Ferner. Overall project costs are expected to be about $140M for the 27-month contract.

The Central Motorway Junction (CMJ) Stage 2 ‘core’ project involves upgrading the existing motorway junction of State Highway 1 and State Highway 16 (Spaghetti Junction), improving capacity and completing the links between the Northern, Northwestern and Southern motorways, as well as access to Grafton Gully and the port.

“All existing ramps and links, with the exception of the current righthand off-ramp at Nelson which will be replaced with a safer lefthand off-ramp, will be retained,” says Transit Regional Manager, Wayne McDonald. “The addition of the new links, will result in a more efficient system that will provide nine on-ramps, eight off-ramps and four motorway-to-motorway connections.”

Currently, traffic volumes through the CMJ average 200,000 vehicles per day, and major delays and congestion are being experienced both on the present motorway system and local streets in the area due to the inefficiencies of the junction.

Mr McDonald says that construction work will begin in January and is expected to be completed in April 2006.

Stage 1 of the upgrading of CMJ, a $55M project - to widen the approaches to and from the junction along the Southern Motorway from Gillies Ave to Symonds Street - is well underway and due for completion in January 2005.

The awarding of the latest CMJ contract is a further step-up in motorway improvement activity in Auckland and sees projects worth more than $400M underway. “These, and further planned motorway projects, are consistent with the Auckland Regional Growth Strategy’s objective to improve the region’s motorway and public transport links,” says Mr McDonald.

This construction work also includes:

- The Puhinui interchange on SH20, an important element in the strategic Western Ring Route, was recently completed. The $14.5M grade-separated full diamond interchange replaced the Puhinui roundabout which had been one of the major causes of congestion in Manukau City and South Auckland.
- Work began earlier this year on constructing a $37M duplicate bridge across the upper harbour on SH18.
- Work starts next month on the $95M, 5km Greenhithe section of the Upper Harbour Motorway which will link the North Shore to Waitakere as part of the Western Ring Route.
- Work on the $67M Grafton Gully project – providing improved access from the CMJ to the port and improved access between the CBD and the hospital and Domain - will be completed in December, under budget and five months ahead of schedule.

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Yesterday’s Big Parliamentary Air Kiss To China

In order to obtain support from the two major parties, Act Party deputy leader Brooke Van Velden twice had to soften the language of her parliamentary motion yesterday condemning China’s persecution of the Uighurs. The key word “genocide” was deleted. Evidently, the kind of resolution passed by a conservative government in the UK proved to be far too tough for a centre-left Labour government and a centre-right National opposition to countenance. Yesterday, the two major parties were united in their fear of retribution from China... More>>

 

Public Services: Government Sets Pay And Workforce Expectations For The Public Sector

The Government’s Workforce Policy Statement issued today sets out its expectations for pay and employment relations in the Public Sector, the Minister of Finance and Minister for the Public Service say. “New Zealand has had an exceptionally successful ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Budget 2021 Reprioritises Nearly $1 Billion

Hon Grant Robertson Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance The Government’s strong pandemic response and the better than expected economic recovery means not all the money allocated in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has been spent, ... More>>

ALSO:

Ardern: Speech To China Business Summit

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, ate marie, tena koutou katoa, good morning. I am very happy to be here with you once again at my fourth China Business Summit. ... More>>

PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>

ALSO:

PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels