Fletcher Construction wins New Zealand expressway contract

WCN Editorial Team 2 Dec 2016 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

New Zealand-based Fletcher Construction has won a contract from the NZ Transport Agency to construct a section of the Kāpiti Expressway in New Zealand.

The scope of the work will include the construction of the 13km Peka Peka to Ōtaki section. The project is expected to cost about NZD330M ($233.8M).

Fletcher Construction will work with Beca, Tonkin & Taylor, and Goodmans Contractors in the execution of the project.

NZ Transport Agency Wellington highway manager Neil Walker said: “The tender process was extremely competitive, and the shortlist was assessed against a large number of criteria including overall cost, environmental management and community engagement.

“Fletcher will now proceed with detailed design, environmental planning and other enabling works for the project. This will include further community consultation. Major construction activities are planned to start in mid-2017.”

Construction work is expected to commence in 2017, with the route opening to traffic in 2020. The Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway forms a key part of the Wellington Northern Corridor.

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