Posts Tagged ‘ Birchwood Lane ’

Kerb cock-up proves pricey

Jul 1st, 2019 | By

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.



Expressway changes face of Tamahere

Jan 11th, 2017 | By

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.



Crash cuts power – again

May 4th, 2015 | By

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.



Rare failure causes power outage

Apr 29th, 2015 | By

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.



Bridge ahead, flood risk not over

Mar 11th, 2013 | By

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.



New-look roads, hub, reserve emerge

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

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.



TCC to voice links view

Dec 11th, 2011 | By

The Tamahere Community Committee aims to co-ordinate a community-wide response to the proposed Southern Links road route through Tamahere.

The preferred route from Tamahere Drive across the Waikato River to Kahikatea Drive was outlined at information days earlier this month, showing it carving through individual properties and the Narrows Golf Course.

The committee plans to canvas what challenge could be made to the project and is inviting people to share their concerns and views with it.



Interchange maps now online

Nov 7th, 2011 | By

NZTA now provides the detailed maps of the options for the Cherry Lane-Cambridge Rd interchange on display at the recent Waikato Expressway information day at Tamahere.

No take-home posters for the key, spaghetti-like designs of the intersection were available at the October 27 open day and detailed online information was sparse until now.



Spaghetti junction hard to swallow

Oct 27th, 2011 | By

Tamahere residents streamed into the community centre today to get the lowdown on proposals for a major Waikato Expressway intersection centered on Cherry Lane.

Also on display were two options for the proposed Village Hub on Devine Rd, next to Tamahere School, and a range of maps showing proposed local roads, walk and cycleways as well as changes to existing roads.

It was a lot to digest but for some the issue was what wasn’t on display rather than what was.



New footpath underway

Jan 24th, 2011 | By

Footpaths are rare in rural Tamahere so construction of a new one rates a mention.

The latest pedestrian walkway to slice through Tamahere’s normally grass-only roadside verges will run from Birchwood Lane to Camdon Place.

Construction, which will include fences either side of the path as well as the paving, is expected to begin on Wednesday, January 26 and finish a month later, says the Waikato District Council.