The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) last week awarded the $1 million contract to enlarge the Maranui storm water treatment pond to HEB Construction Limited.
This project is to increase the size of the Maranui storm water treatment pond, which will allow for additional runoff generated from the Papamoa catchment and the Tauranga Eastern Link project.
Brett Gliddon, NZTA’s Bay of Plenty State Highways Manager, says this work will get underway this month and is expected to be completed by May 2013.
The Maranui storm water treatment pond enlargement is one of seven TEL enabling works projects. Five of the enabling works have already been completed and the last of the seven is currently out to tender. The completed projects include:
Construction progress on the Bay of Plenty’s largest state highway project is well underway and soon the Tauranga Eastern Link will be celebrating a special milestone in November, recognising the project’s two-year anniversary since the contract was awarded to build the $455 million Tauranga Eastern Link.
The road is expected to open in 2016, the four-lane Tauranga Eastern Link will run from Te Maunga (near Baypark Stadium) in Tauranga to the existing junction of State Highways 2 and 33 (the Rotorua and Whakatane highways) near Paengaroa. It will be made up of 17km of new road and an upgrade of six kilometres of existing highway.
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The four-lane Tauranga Eastern Link will run from Te Maunga (near Baypark Stadium) in Tauranga to the existing junction of State Highways 2 and 33 (the Rotorua and Whakatane highways) near Paengaroa. It will be made up of 17km of new road and an upgrade of six kilometres of existing highway. The new highway is expected to open to traffic in 2016.
The Government has identified seven essential state highway projects linked to New Zealand’s economic prosperity. Called the roads of national significance, or RoNS for short, the NZTA is charged with delivering this programme of state highway improvements within the next 10 years. The RoNS programme represents one of New Zealand’s biggest ever infrastructure investments and is a key part of the Government’s National Infrastructure Plan and Government’s Policy Statement for transport.
The seven RoNS projects are based around New Zealand's five largest population centres. The focus is on moving people and freight between and within these centres more safely and efficiently. Other RoNS may be added in future but currently from north to south the seven projects are:
More information is available at www.nzta.govt.nz/rons.