The design and construct contract for the upgrade to State Highway 2 from Baypark to Bayfair Link will generate revenue to CPB Contractors of approximately NZ$82m.
Works include the building of two flyovers; the first directing State Highway 29A traffic over the East Coast railway line and Te Maunga intersection, and the other directing State Highway 2 traffic up and over the Maunganui-Girven roundabout.
In addition, the existing Maunganui-Girven intersection will be upgraded, the Te Maunga roundabout replaced with an elevated interchange. Walking and cycling connections will also be improved between Baypark and Bayfair.
Cimic chief executive officer Adolfo Valderas said that the project will support economic growth in the region by improving the route to the Port of Tauranga, and create a safer and more sustainable roads system.”
CPB Contractors managing director Román Garrido added: “Our team is focused on delivering an efficient and effective works programme and using proven traffic management and innovative construction methodologies to minimise disruption and maximise safety for road users. Our approach to project management and procurement is centred on certainty of delivery, quality and value for money, as well as increased opportunities for local workers and businesses and socially-ethical partnering arrangements.”
Construction is scheduled to begin this month with the upgrade expected to open to traffic in 2020.