A series of State Highway 1 traffic switches are set to affect Tamahere residents and commuters over the next few months.Read more
Recent aerial photos of the Waikato Expressway carving through Tamahere give a bird’s eye view of the work’s progress.Read more
Work on the Waikato Expressway, including at Tamahere, may need to continue through winter – if weather allows – to make up for time lost during the Covid-19 lockdown.
In a recent progress update, NZTA said at the expressway’s Southern Interchange at Tamahere, the new link road is under construction from Birchwood Lane. Check out the explanatory graphic.Read more
Speeding drivers ignoring 50km/hour speed signs have prompted a Birchwood Lane resident to plead for them to slow down.
“I am so fed up with cars speeding down our road despite the 50 speed limit sign,” said Elisabetta Premoli.
“I am concerned for the many children walking/biking to school as well as the rest of the community.”Read more
Nearly 700 metres of freshly laid concrete kerb on Birchwood Lane has been ripped up at a cost to ratepayers of around $40,000 after it was put in at the wrong height.
Locals were aghast to see the new kerb being ripped up last week within days of it being completed on the 340m stretch of road linking Birchwood Lane to Devine Rd.
The error will add at least another 11% to the cost of the project.Read more
The once treed view alongside State Highway 1 close to Hamilton has rapidly given way to brown earthworks since early January as the latest section of the Waikato Expressway to effect Tamahere steps up pace.
Construction has begun of a new, two-lane Cambridge Rd off-ramp into Hamilton, east of the current SH1, opposite Cherry Lane.
The off-ramp is part of what will be something of a spaghetti junction which will eventually include an east/west bridge connecting Cherry Lane and Bollard Road with Cambridge Road and Birchwood Lane.Read more
A vehicle striking a power pole in Hautapu Rd today cut power in parts of Tamahere and beyond for the second time within a week.
Emergency services were called to the crash on Hautapu Rd, Tamahere, about 7am.
Northern Fire Communications shift manager Paul Radden said one man was trapped in a ute after it struck a power pole.Read more
About 400 Tamahere households were hit by a power outage just on dinner time last night with around 130 without power for up to six hours.
Waipa Networks said the lengthy power outage was caused by a failure of isolation equipment in a cabinet in Birchwood Lane.
The Networks customer service manager Kerry Watson said the failure of the particular piece of equipment was uncommon and an explanation was being sought from its supplier.Read more
Planning is underway for a $250,000 walkway linking Tamahere’s Woodcock Rd and Matangi’s Fuchsia Lane, including a bridge spanning the Mangaharakeke stream.
Tamahere district councillor Wally Hayes presented an artists impression of the 80m bridge to this month’s meeting of the Tamahere Community Committee (TCC).
The walkway, to be named the Alan Turner Memorial Walkway in memory of the long serving council environment planner who died last year, is expected to be built in the next year.Read more
The Waikato District Council proposes to create a roundabout at the Newell Rd-Birchwood Lane intersection.
A range of traffic calming measures are being planned for Newell Rd, including rehabilitation work around the Newell-Birchwood intersection.Read more