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Work on expansion of Manukau Memorial Gardens

Work on expansion of Manukau Memorial Gardens begins

Construction is due to begin next month to provide access to new burial areas being developed at Manukau Memorial Gardens .

Works include a bridge across the Waokauri Creek to link the eastern and western sections of the cemetery, supporting roads, street lighting and a new entranceway to the western block.

Designed by Aurecon, the bridge features two 3-metre wide traffic lanes and pedestrian walkways. The walkways will sit outside the arch structure which will provide a protective barrier for pedestrians.

Downer EDI Works Limited will begin the construction of the bridge and access roads in early November.

The $3 million project is expected to be completed by June 2010.

The existing eastern block is reaching full capacity and internal access is needed by 2010 to ensure continuity of burial services.

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