Posts Tagged ‘ Waikato Expressway ’

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.



Expressway open day models junction

Feb 26th, 2018 | By

The Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway is to hold an open day this Saturday, March 3 from 10am to 2pm.

A new scale model of the Southern Interchange at Tamahere will be on display in the Ryburn Rd Project Visitor Centre along with timelapse videos showing how bridges and embankments are being built.

Visitors will also be able to take a free, 30-minute bus tour of the work site or watch the project’s survey drones photographing the site from the air.



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.



SH1 speed up or not?

Oct 1st, 2017 | By

The NZ Transport Agency is calling for feedback on a proposal to introduce a 110km/h speed limit on the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway.

The SH1 expressway between the Cambridge Southern and Tamahere interchanges along with the SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Rd are the first roads being considered for the 110km/h speed limit.

Nationwide, the speed limit will only rise to 110km/hr on roads which can support higher travel speeds without compromising safety.



SH1 goes middle of the road

May 17th, 2017 | By

State Highway 1 through Tamahere central is festooned with orange cones as tarsealing of the former median strip is carried out between the Airport Rd turn off and Bollard Rd.

This will allow traffic to be shifted from the road proper while trees are felled, phone and electricity cables are relocated, and the connection to the expressway constructed.

Some of the many cones will be replaced with permanent ‘SafeHits’.



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)



Road work to bite commuters

Mar 20th, 2017 | By

The impact of work on the Waikato Expressway at Tamahere (pictured) is set to bite further on drivers, especially during heavy commuter traffic on State Highway 1/Cambridge Rd.

From next Monday, March 27, northbound traffic heading into Hamilton on SH1 will be merged into one lane at the Tamahere interchange.

Speed restrictions will also begin at the interchange – the SH1 intersection with Airport and Tauwhare roads – to allow safe traffic flow.



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.



Spaghetti junction served again

Sep 11th, 2016 | By

The latest design for Tamahere’s upcoming spaghetti junction – the Waikato Expressway’s Hamilton section southern interchange – is again open for public viewing.
For those who missed the first information session a month ago, the design for the complex State Highway 1 interchange centred on Cherry Lane is set to transform the local road network in northern Tamahere.
NZTA and its contractors will reveal the latest design at an information day in the Tamahere Community Centre on Wednesday, September 14 from 2.30pm to 7pm.