Expressway changes face of Tamahere

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.

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Spaghetti junction on show

The latest design for Tamahere’s upcoming spaghetti junction – the Waikato Expressway’s Hamilton section southern interchange – is open for public viewing on Wednesday.

The complex State Highway 1 interchange centred on Cherry Lane is set to transform the local road network in northern Tamahere and property access for many who live there.

NZTA and its contractors will reveal the latest design at an information day in the Tamahere Community Centre on Wednesday, August 10 from 2.30pm to 7pm.

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