Posts Tagged ‘ SH21 ’

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.



Narrows Bridge closed Wednesday

Apr 15th, 2011 | By

The Narrows Bridge at Tamahere will be closed on Wednesday, April 20 for much of the day.

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is closing the Airport Rd/SH21 bridge across the Waikato River while it removes the adjacent, temporary bailey bridge.

The river crossing will be closed from 9.30am to 5pm.



Narrows river crossing re-opened

Oct 20th, 2010 | By

Traffic is again crossing the Waikato River at The Narrows after a temporary one-lane Bailey bridge was opened tonight (Wednesday) on Airport Rd.

The Airport Rd or SH21 crossing is open to vehicles only, with no access for cyclists and pedestrians. Traffic lights on either side of the single-lane bridge control the one-way traffic.

NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) State Highway Manager Kaye Clark said the timing phases of the traffic lights didn’t allow for the longer time needed by cyclists to cross the bridge so it wasn’t safe for them to use it.



Bridging The Narrows closer

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

A giant step towards reopening the Waikato River crossing at The Narrows was taken yesterday with a 52-metre-long Bailey bridge lifted into position on State Highway 21 or Airport Rd, Tamahere.

The Bailey bridge, immediately downstream of the existing bridge, is supported by four 12m concrete piles and a concrete beam on top.

A timber deck has been installed, with a coating of seal now being placed on top. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) hopes to have the road open to traffic by Labour Weekend.



Bridge may open Labour Weekend

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

The temporary bridge across the Waikato River at The Narrows may be open by Labour Weekend.

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) had estimated it would be the end of October before Airport Road or State Highway 21 would be open but today said it was on track to reopen the river crossing a week earlier.

“Excellent progress is being made to install a temporary, single-lane bailey bridge immediately downstream of the existing bridge,” said NZTA State Highway Manager Kaye Clark in a statement. “The foundations have been completed and the bridge is now fully assembled and ready to be transported to the site, where it will be lifted into place next week.”



Bridge down, businesses out

Oct 4th, 2010 | By

After more than two weeks Tamahere’s Narrows Bridge is still closed and continuing to disrupt local businesses.

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) closed the bridge on State Highway 21 on September 16 after erosion and scouring were found to be threatening the bridge’s foundations.

Until a long term solution was found a one-lane Bailey bridge was expected to be erected. It has yet to be built which has frustrated nearby business owners.

Owner of The Woodbox restaurant Matt Cooper said the closure had affected him hugely.



Closed bridge stifles growing business

Sep 29th, 2010 | By

Airport Garden Centre owners Tracy and Owen Pratt say they are losing at least half of their business every day the Narrows Bridge remains closed.



Bridge closed till end October

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

The Narrows Bridge across the Waikato River is likely to be closed until the end of October when the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) hopes to open a temporary bridge.



Bridge likely closed for months

Sep 20th, 2010 | By

The Narrows Bridge may remain closed for months and a temporary one-lane bridge erected in its place while work is done to stabilise the riverbanks.



Narrows Bridge closure continues

Sep 17th, 2010 | By

The Narrows Bridge across the Waikato River will remain closed well into next week.