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Friday, 2 February 2018
Above: Work starts on removing the old structure in preparation for the Jess Road cycleway bridge which is part of the Omokoroa to Tauranga Cycleway.
has started on building the first of three bridges for the Omokoroa to Tauranga
bridge restores the link across the Jess Road wetland that was lost last year
with the closing of the old bridge by the Department of Conservation due to
Road Estuary Group spokesperson Warwick Murray says the group will be delighted
to have the new bridge back to restore their access for restoration work.
Bay of Plenty District Council project manager Scott Parker says the new bridge
will take about four weeks to complete. It will be 2.5m wide and 20m long.
is being built by HEB Construction, which was awarded a $1.8m contract to build
three bridge links across the estuary and wetlands between Omokoroa and Te
first bridge will connect Omokoroa Peninsula to Plummers Point, the second is
within the Jess Road wetland, and the third will connect the end of Jess Road
to the unformed end of Newnham Road.
three-bridge project is jointly funded by Council's cycleway budget; the New
Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA) urban cycleway programme; an NZTA subsidy;
the New Zealand Community Trust and PowerCo.
entire cycleway route is expected to be completed by the end of December 2018.