Ramping up for a big summer
We’re gearing up for a big summer of earthworks and bridge building.
Our bulk earthworks season runs from October 2017 to April 2018, and we’re planning to move more than 1.5 million cubic metres of sand and soil in that time.
In the north, we’ll build a new section of expressway from Kay Road running east of the city to Ruakura Rd. This features a new bridge over Puketaha Rd and a full interchange at Greenhill Rd/Pardoa Boulevard.
In the south, we’ll build the expressway and a series of gully bridges from Morrinsville Rd through to Cambridge Rd.
By Christmas this year, we’ll have three bridges open to traffic, and 13 more under construction.
The Hamilton Section is a greenfields project. That means it doesn’t follow any existing roads. So to understand where it’s going, you really need to view one of our large maps or watch our flyover video.
To keep you up to date, we’re holding two Public Information Evenings next week. Here are the details:
Southern Information Evening (Tamahere to Greenhill Road) 4.00pm – 7.00pm, 11 September at the Hamilton Car Club, 116 Vaile Road, Newstead.
Northern Information Evening (Puketaha Road to Lake Road) 4.00pm – 7.00pm, 13 September at the Puketaha Hall, Puketaha Road, Puketaha.
Each event will feature our new flyover video recorded at the end of August, large aerial photos, maps and bridge plans. Engineers and other staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
A big summer is looming for the team building the Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway. In this month’s column, project manager Matt Fairweather previews what’s coming up. Dumptrucks and motorscrapers are expected to move 1.5 million cubic metres of sand and soil this summer.