Posts Tagged ‘ NZTA ’

Dig finds kumara gardens

Sep 30th, 2017 | By

Archaeologists working on the Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway have uncovered further evidence of Maori settlement at Tamahere.

In 2015, before excavations began for the Southern Interchange at Tamahere, archaeologists investigated large areas of known archaeological sites on the deer farm opposite Cherry Lane and found evidence of large scale pre-European kumara gardening.

In pre-European times, tangata whenua located deposits of course sand to mix with topsoil to improve the drainage and growing conditions for kumara.

Bridge pile driving restarts

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Waikato Expressway pile driving will restart from Thursday for the bridge to span State Highway 1 at Cherry Lane.

Six piles will be driven 35 to 40 metres into the ground at the western abutment to complete piling at the East/West Link Bridge.

This will take about three weeks to complete bringing increased noise and vibration for nearby residents. (See piling video)

Golf club debates future

Mar 19th, 2017 | By

The future of Tamahere’s Riverside Golf Club – eventually to be divided by the Southern Links ring road south of Hamilton – could be decided as soon as mid-year.

The NZ Transport Agency has accepted the club’s need to speed up decisions about its future after the designated route was identified three years ago but the road’s construction was not expected to begin for around 15 years or more.

“NZTA has accepted the club’s need to expedite the process,” said club president Craig Meinsmith in a letter to members.

More Newell Rd blockage to come

Feb 16th, 2017 | By

More disruption to traffic at the State Highway 1 – Newell Rd intersection is expected as reconstruction of the crumbling culvert under SH1 winds up.

More than $769,000 worth of repairs of the colourfully named Dreadnought Culvert began just over a week ago and is expected to finish, depending on weather, in about a week’s time.

A large amount of heavy machinery, including a crane, has been needed for the reconstruction, requiring Newell Rd to be closed off at the intersection with SH1 as it was moved in.

Bridge piles in early

Feb 9th, 2017 | By

Waikato Expressway contractors are making an early start on the piles for the bridge which will span State Highway 1 at Cherry Lane.

The thud of pile driving is now set to begin later this month as preparations for the East-West bridge get underway two months earlier than planned.

A big, blue, 100 tonne crawler crane will be assembled on the site alongside SH1 in northern Tamahere when piling is about to begin.

Junction jumped public input

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By

A large sand pile is expected to rise alongside State Highway 1, opposite Cherry Lane, from Monday as major earthworks begin in Tamahere for the Waikato Expressway.

Up to 7000 cubic metres of sand will be heaped by the road on what will eventually be a bridge abutment and part of the expressway’s Hamilton section southern interchange.

But if locals thought they had taken part in genuine consultation on the design of the large spaghetti junction about to arrive in their midst they appear to have been mistaken.

Airport Rd roundabout ahead

Jul 6th, 2015 | By

The NZ Transport Agency plans to build a roundabout at the intersection of State Highway 3 (Ohaupo Road) and State Highway 21 (Airport Road) this summer.

The $4.5 million project, jointly funded by NZTA and the Titanium Park Joint Venture, which is developing the airport business zone, is designed to improve safety and access to current and future industrial development in the airport area, as well as the Mystery Creek Events Centre.

Information about the roundabout project will be available at an open day on Tuesday, July 14, from 3pm-7pm, at the Hamilton Airport Motel and Conference Centre.

Duncan Rd-SH1 crossroad to close

May 4th, 2015 | By

UPDATE: Access from Duncan Rd to State Highway 1 will close permanently from Wednesday, May 6 – brought forward from Thursday.

At the same time, SH1 traffic will be switched onto the new expressway between Duncan Road and just south of the Cambridge Northern expressway interchange. (Not over Thursday/Friday as notified earlier.)

The NZ Transport Agency and HEB Construction recommends that in future Duncan Road residents use Pencarrow Road and the existing Tamahere Interchange to access SH1.

Pencarrow Rd re-opens

Apr 15th, 2015 | By

Pencarrow Rd is set to re-open on April 20, allowing local traffic to access State Highway 1 at the Tamahere intersection.

Along with Pencarrow Rd’s re-opening a new cycleway/footpath will also be completed and open along Tamahere Drive, said the NZ Transport Agency and HEB Construction.

And landscape planting has begun, starting at Pickering Road and moving southwards as the new expressway work progresses.

Tamahere Drive re-opens

Mar 22nd, 2015 | By

Tamahere Drive will re-open from tomorrow under stop/go traffic management, providing local traffic with direct access from Pickering Road to SH1 via the Tamahere Interchange.

Following the re-opening of Tamahere Drive the section of road between Pickering and Pencarrow roads will be closed for reconstruction.

It’s thought Pickering to Pencarrow Road will be closed for about five weeks, advise the NZ Transport Agency and HEB Construction.