Posts Tagged ‘ NZTA ’

SH1 switch ahead

Jun 28th, 2018 | By

The question of when SH1 drivers will travel along what is now a great swathe of sand beside the main road through Tamahere has been answered.

By November, SH1 traffic will divert from the current road onto the new section, which will travel under the partially built East West Link Bridge to reconnect with the existing highway near the Hamilton billboard at the top of the gully.

When traffic is switched onto the new lanes, the old highway northwest of Cherry Lane will be closed.



Meeting scheduled on intersection

May 10th, 2018 | By

Proposed changes to the Newell Rd-Cambridge Rd intersection are to be discussed at a public meeting in the Tamahere Community Centre.

The changes under consideration could restrict the way drivers enter and exit the intersection.

The NZ Transport Agency and the Waikato District Council propose making some changes as part of the work for the Waikato Expressway, which is to be finished by 2020.



Closure, changes proposed at Newell Rd

Apr 16th, 2018 | By

Changes to the Newell Rd-Cambridge Rd intersection are under consideration that could restrict the way drivers enter and exit it.

The NZ Transport Agency and the Waikato District Council propose making some changes as part of the work for the Waikato Expressway, which is to be finished by 2020.

A consultation meeting for locals is to be scheduled shortly but meantime discussion documents on the proposal are available on Tamahere Forum.



Club debates golf course future

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

Riverside Golf Club members are to discuss a proposal to sell one of the club’s two courses to make way for the Southern Links roading project.

The Tamahere club has two golf courses – Narrows and Lochiel. The plan is for the Narrows course to be sold and to redevelop the 18-hole Lochiel course and clubhouse facilities.

Club president Craig Meinsmith​ said the club has been in discussions with the New Zealand Transport Agency for some time over the future of the Narrows course, which has a highway designation running through it.



Night detours on expressway

Nov 24th, 2017 | By

NZTA advises motorists of night-time detours on the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway over the next few weeks while maintenance is carried out.

The 6pm to 6am closures are scheduled from Sunday to Thursday nights, November 26 to 30, and again from December 3 to 7.

Contractors will be working on the bridge rails at the Cambridge Rd, Peake Rd, Swayne Rd and Thornton Rd overbridges.



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.