Expressway shaping up

Ground improvement has finished in the Mangaone and Mangaharakeke gullies between SH1 and Matangi Rd, piling for the two gully bridges continues.

Cambridge people travelling to Hamilton can’t miss all the works happening around the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway at Tamahere.

This is where Hamilton and the completed Cambridge sections join at the Southern Interchange.

In November this year, traffic will be switched from the current Tamahere route to create room for expressway construction.

Two new lanes will extend from the SH21-Airport Road Interchange, under the East West Link Bridge, to reconnect with the existing highway near the ‘Hamilton’ billboard at the top of the gully.

Sections of the new route at Tamahere are beginning to look more like an expressway. The project teams are laying aggregate and mixing it with cement to form the road pavement and installing concrete kerbing.

Construction has begun at Birchwood Lane where the new East West Link Road will provide connections to and from the city and the Cherry Ln/Bollard Rd community.

Major ground improvement works has finished in the Mangaone and Mangaharakeke gullies between SH1-Cambridge Rd and Matangi Rd, but driven piling continues for the two gully bridges.

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