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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Waterview Connection June update

The latest time-lapse and images from the huge Waterview Connection project. There is also a project update here.Once again the images really highlight the vast scale of the new interchange being built at Waterview.The tunnel portal at the southern endAnd these are of the old Wiri Quarry which is being filled in with the muck from the tunnels is sent…
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2014 – A Year in Review Part 3 – Roads

In the third in my series of posts wrapping up the year I will look at what’s happened with roads this year. Roads of National Significance The RoNS have continued as they did last year with one notable exception. Western Ring Route The Western Ring Route works are in full flight now as will be evidenced to anyone who drives along SH16 with roadworks in place from east of Western Springs all the way through Northwest of Lincoln Rd from 5 separate projects.…
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Just another $500 million

The herald this week ran a large piece on the projects under construction as part of the Western Ring Route (WRR) including aerial photos of the progress. The projects covered were:The Waterview Connection breaking it down by:The Southern end The Northern end The Waterview interchangeThe raising and widening of the Northwestern Motorway Causeway The Te Atatu Interchange The St Lukes Interchange The Lincoln Rd InterchangeBut the thing that got me about the article was this part The 4.8km link between the Southwestern and Northwestern Motorways will fill the last-but-one gap in the 48km Western Ring Route.…
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WRR up to $4b and counting

A couple of weeks ago I looked at the cost of the the Western Ring Route which when it is all said and done will have cost us over $3b however I did miss out some important details. I forgot about the impact on the connections to State Highway 1 in both the north and the south.…
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Comparing Big Transport Projects

One of the big complaints about the CRL is the cost and at over $2b it is understandable that people balk at it. The project is actually likely to come down in price as a result of the refinement that is going on behind the scenes and things like staging some of the stations as has been mentioned will also help and may even get the cost down below $2b which should help its image enormously.…
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