As construction of the Waikato Expressway proceeds Pickering Rd and Oaklea Lane residents have been given a reprieve from forced, lengthy detours.
An access road has been completed around Ambreed which gives affected residents temporary access to SH1.
NZTA and HEB Construction provided the access after nearby residents sought an alternative to lengthy detours while the expressway bridge and Pickering Rd connection under the bridge was completed.
“Although access will be available at all times, due to the high level of construction activity taking place in and around the area, we still recommend and ask residents to use detour routes where possible,” NZTA and HEB advised.
The bridge abutments are expected to be completed by mid-June allowing the bridge beams to be placed in late June. The bridge deck should be poured in early July.
Progress on the new Pickering Rd connection under the expressway to Tamahere Drive depends on the progress of the bridge but is programmed to be open from late July.
For more on the expressway, there is a visitor information centre at 129 Victoria Rd, and updates are frequent on the Waikato Expressway Facebook page.