21.8km long four-lane median divided highway
Estimated $973 million design and construction cost
The biggest roading project to be undertaken in theWaikato, connecting to the Ngaruawahia section of the expressway at Lake Rd in the north and the existing Tamahere section in the south.
The project will pass to the south and east of Hamilton and include five interchanges and 17 bridges.
It is estimated the project will require up to 4 million cubic metres of earthworks, 1.3 million tonnes of aggregate and up to 1million square metres of OGPA the quiet road surface.
The project will use 28,450m3 of concrete, 212km road markings and 126km of fencing.
Connections to the Hamilton Section in the City’s north east will support planned growth and development in Hamilton City’s northern and eastern suburbs.