Downer NZ wins $115M road contract in New Zealand

WCN Editorial Team 13 Jul 2016 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Downer NZ Limited has secured an $115M contract for the construction of Longswamp section of the Waikato Expressway in New Zealand.


The road project represents the final of seven sections of the 102km Waikato Expressway.

Work on the 5.9km section will commence in October 2016 and will see the existing SH1 widened to four lanes between Hampton Downs and Rangiriri.

In addition, a new local road bridge will be constructed over the four-lane Expressway.

New Zealand’s transport minister Simon Bridges said: “This means all sections of the Waikato Expressway will be under construction by the end of 2016. The Longswamp section is the final piece of this transformational project.

“Once finished the Waikato Expressway will be a game changer for this country. It will create jobs, boost industry and improve safety for all motorists travelling on this section of State Highway 1.

“It will reduce congestion and unlock economic potential by providing stronger links between the business and agricultural centres of Auckland and the Waikato, as well as the Bay of Plenty.”

The project is anticipated to be complete in 2018.

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