Omokoroa Road upgrade from State Highway 2 to the railway
UPDATE: 1 February 2018
Bad weather over winter and a shortage of specialist contractors has slowed the progress of the Omokoroa Road upgrade.
Difficulty in getting contractors specialised in upgrades (water main replacement, underground power, fibre optic cable, gravity sewer installation etc) during the Bay of Plenty’s construction boom has put the project behind schedule.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council Mayor Garry Webber says: “trying to coordinate a raft of specialists during a boom time has put the project behind but in saying that, Council’s team have continued work throughout which you can see starting to take shape now.”
- Widening the carriageway
- Creating a roundabout and new intersection for housing developments
- Building a new park and ride area and improving the safety of the Prole Rd intersection
- Preparing the new road area for pavement.
Once the roundabout has been completed, the traffic flow will be redirected onto it and away from the existing road allowing the earthworks to be completed.
These earthworks will allow the remaining underground service installations to be completed.
It’s estimated the road will now be finished by the end of 2018.
Update: 12 December 2017