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Old May 15th, 2015, 06:05 AM   #81
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Once Finished the Expressway will proviide a much more resiliance road than the current SH1,
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Old May 19th, 2015, 02:44 AM   #82
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Traffic management team to look at the science and smart technology behind DriveLive Kapiti. An interactive site that shares real-time data and tells you exactly how long your journey will take you right now!
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Old June 5th, 2015, 12:48 AM   #83
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Otaihanga Bridge time lapse

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Old June 7th, 2015, 11:43 PM   #84
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Bridge over Kapiti Road currently underway

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Old July 8th, 2015, 05:54 AM   #85
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A graphic of what the 232m Leinster Ave footbridge over the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway will look like. Construction starts towards the end of the year.

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Old October 18th, 2015, 10:25 PM   #86
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Traffic begins to flow under Mazengarb Rd bridge



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Mazengarb Rd traffic is now flowing under the new expressway bridge, as the structure takes another step towards completion.

Traffic was moved to the newly-constructed local road beneath the Paraparaumu bridge last week, while bridge construction continued above.

The road bridge is one of 16 to be constructed for the MacKays to Peka Peka expressway.

Construction on the Mazengarb bridge, which is 24m long and 26m wide, began with enabling works in September last year.

The build began in late January, with site works including house removals, bulk earthworks and construction of a road diversion.

About 8000 cubic metres of earth was used to form the bridge abutments, and 50 18m-long steel piles were installed for the bridge foundation.

The structural elements of the bridge include 120 tonnes of reinforcing steel, 425 cubic metres of concrete, 72 concrete panels for the abutments and 20 hollow core beams.

M2PP senior structures engineer Ian Stockdale said work is continuing on the two concrete decks of the bridge.

Other work includes completing the embankments, bridge barriers, and cycle and walkways.

Eleven of the 16 expressway bridges are either under construction or complete, while the construction of two pedestrian and cycle bridges has started.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post...garb-rd-bridge
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 12:20 AM   #87
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Could be open by Christmas?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news...y-on-the-cards
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Old January 4th, 2016, 11:13 PM   #88
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An early finish will be awesome indeed.

This year is going to be quiet hectic with roadworks, especially the rework of the Raumati straights (starting today), 9 months work!! eeekkkkk But its going to be so worth it in the end!
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Old March 11th, 2016, 07:44 AM   #89
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Update from the Dompost

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Old March 11th, 2016, 08:45 AM   #90
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So far so good. They have had a pretty amazing summer weatherwise to get things done, hardly any long wet periods at all.
If it continues into Autumn they should be able to really get most of it done, and it should not matter if they get a wet winter or not as most of the major earthmoving will be long gone...
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Old March 30th, 2016, 02:41 PM   #91
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It's great to see the progress in this... My grandmother's lifestyle block in Raumati backed onto the land zoned for this in the 1960s... Better late than never.
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Old April 1st, 2016, 07:04 AM   #92
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Major works happening on the Waikanae River Bridge:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post...ruction-begins
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Old April 1st, 2016, 07:05 AM   #93
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And it looks like the latest issue of Expresslane is out:

http://expresslane.buzzit.co.nz
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Old April 1st, 2016, 09:00 AM   #94
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Here are some photo's of the lift.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/m2ppal...57666558165895
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Old April 21st, 2016, 10:25 AM   #95
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Latest news: Things are really happening!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post...idge-to-resume
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Old April 21st, 2016, 11:38 PM   #96
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Latest news: Things are really happening!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post...idge-to-resume
yeah, although they should have used a more up to date bridge photo to actaully show where they are up to ...

M2PP. Aerial - flying south, looking east.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 03:08 AM   #97
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First beam goes up over Waikanae river.

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Old April 29th, 2016, 03:14 AM   #98
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400-tonne crane lifts concrete beams over Waikanae River for Kapiti expressway build

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The concrete beam was 38 metres long and weighed about the same as a space shuttle, but it could still be pulled gently into place by people holding ropes.

Kapiti expressway workers with the help a 400-tonne crane have created a little bit of transport history, lowering beams over the Waikanae River to form a long-awaited second bridge.

Until now, only a single bridge has connected Wellington with the rest of the North Island on the main highway.

A concrete beam is lifted into place over the Waikanae river on the MacKays to Peka Peka section of the Kapiti expressway.

The only other road around the river into Waikanae – and north – is a tortuous journey from Upper Hutt over the Akatarawa Range, which comes out just north of the existing State Highway 1 bridge.

Engineer Scott Leersnyder​ said moving the 90-tonne beams was probably the biggest lift on the Mackays to Peka Peka section of the $630 million expressway project.

They were trucked to the site, then lifted off the truck, had seismic cushioning attached, before being lifted over the river.

The job saw the crane stretched out to its maximum, while keeping the beam level, before the beam was spun with the help of people on the end of ropes, and lowered into place between supports.

The distance between supports on a bridge is called a span, and Leersnyder said there were five spans on the 180m long Waikanae bridge, each "formed" with 11 beams.

The latest work filling in two spans was set to be completed by May 8, before the crane returned in late May to finish the beam installation.

Project manager Alan Orange said a walking path, currently closed for the build, could be reopened before that date if the work ran ahead of schedule.

Work on the 18km Mackays to Peka Peka section of the four-lane expressway is hoped to be completed by the end of this year.

Eventually it will link with Transmission Gully, which is now under construction and set to be finished by 2020, and the Peka Peka to Otaki section of the expressway to the north, which is yet to be built.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/7938...pressway-build
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Old April 29th, 2016, 11:18 PM   #99
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Driving to Welly yesterday it was exciting to see the pavement at both ends taking shape. And to see the crane in the distance building the Waikanae bridge.
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Old May 6th, 2016, 05:35 AM   #100
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It looks like the satellite view in Google Maps now has some (already very out of date) images of the earth works. And unless I'm mistaken it looks like there's images of very early stage Transmission Gully earth works as well.
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