A Fulton Hogan and HEB joint venture has been awarded the design and construction contract for the western Bay of Plenty’s biggest roading project – the Takitimu North Link between Waihī and Tauranga.
Design gets underway immediately, and construction is due to begin later this year once all property negotiations are completed. This section of state highway has become a busy commuter and freight route, and an important tourist link for the northern Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Peninsula.
The project, for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, is part of the NZ Upgrade Programme (NZUP), which is investing $6.8 billion in road, public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure to improve travel choices, save lives and boost productivity.
Joint Venture Project Director, Tony Gallagher, says the community is excited to see this progress after many years of planning.
“We are looking forward to partnering with Waka Kotahi and mana whenua, and building connections with the community, local government and road users,” Tony says.
Fulton Hogan and HEB were also joint venture partners in the neighbouring Tauranga Eastern Link and Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway.