Waterview reckoning

On Friday afternoon, Newstalk ZB reported, and followed up by the Herald yesterday that the Waterview Tunnels will have lights to control traffic both accessing the tunnels and on the connection out of the tunnels onto SH16 eastbound.Auckland’s new Waterview Tunnel will speed up travel times, but motorists will have to wait in queues at traffic lights to enter it.…
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2016 – A Year in Review Part 3 – Roads

This is Part 3 of our series wrapping up the year and in this post I’m looking at Roads. You can also see:Part 1 on public transport Part 2 on Walking and CyclingHere’s my summary ATAP The Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) has been a huge feature of the year and while not strictly road related, I’ll include it in this summary.…
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Waterview Mitigation Needed

We’re now only months away from the opening of New Zealand’s biggest transport project to date, the Waterview tunnels – likely to be sometime between January and March. Waterview should have represented the last major new urban highway connection in Auckland but of course the NZTA and others have since started pushing other projects such as the East-West Link and an Additional Waitemata Harbour crossing.…
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Waterview March Update

It’s been a few months since we last posted an update on what is currently the country’s single biggest transport project. Here are some of the recent updates. The tunnel boring machine has been dismantled and shipped back to its manufacturer.…
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Waterview Shared Path begins

Auckland Transport have today kicked off another large cycling project today – the Waterview Shared Path. This is a project that came about as a result of the advocacy of locals and groups like Bike Auckland during the consenting for the Waterview Connection project and the Board of Inquiry make its construction one of the requirements of the project – although not paid for as part of the motorway project.…
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Waterview December Update

The Waterview Connection project is currently New Zealand’s biggest transport project and the team working on it regularly put out pictures and videos of  the work they’re doing. Here are some of the latest updates. Over the weekend the arch of the Hendon St walking and cycling bridge was installed.…
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Auckland Rapid Transit Network

This is AT’s official future vision for  the Rapid Transit Network in Auckland. I feel the need to show this again in the context of a number of uninformed views about the CRL popping up again, as one of the chief misunderstandings is to treat the City Rail Link as a single route outside of the network it serves.…
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Waterview breakthrough

Congratulations to the NZTA and the team building the Waterview connection after Alice the tunnel boring machine broke through for the second tunnel this morning. There is still a lot of work to do to finish the tunnels such as digging the cross passages and building the actual roads but it is an important milestone.…
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Waterview September Update

The latest photos and video from the Waterview Connection project. As of last Friday the TBM had just 332 metres to go before breaking through – which should happen in the next few weeks. Building sublevel one inside the Northern Approach Trench (NAT) Building sublevel one inside the Northern Approach Trench (NAT) Inside the southbound tunnel looking towards the NAT.…
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Waterview Connection July Timelapse

A few of the latest videos and images from the Waterview Connection project. As of the end of last week tunnelling on the second tunnel was just under 70% complete. The July TimelapseAnd a video of the construction of the massive rampsWe often see what the project looks like from above so here are a couple of photos I took the other day of the view those using the NW cycleway get of the ramps.…
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