June 08, 2023
Fast fix team picked for Coromandel lifeline
Work on a bridge to reconnect the Coromandel peninsula should start within the next two weeks.
Waka Kotahi has approved a tender from a joint venture between McConnell Dowell and Fulton Hogan, supported by Beca and Tonkin and Taylor.
State Highway 25A between Kopu and Hikuae was closed when deep cracks appeared after Cycle Hale.
Associate Transport Minister Kiri Allan says the plan is for a 110 metre three-span bridge, using off the shelf designs, that can be partly fabricated off-site.
She says the safe and efficient construction approach using readily available materials means the road will reopen sooner than otherwise might be possible.