CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has been awarded the NZ$82 million contract to deliver the second and final phase of New Zealand’s State Highway 2 Baypark to Bayfair Link Upgrade in Tauranga.
The design and construct contract, awarded to the firm by the NZ Transport Agency, will see the completion of a vital upgrade for the harbourside city, situated on the east coast of the North Island.
The project will support economic growth in the region by improving the route to the Port of Tauranga.
Works include the construction of two flyovers; the first directing State Highway 29A traffic over the East Coast railway line and Te Maunga intersection, and the other directing State Highway 2 traffic up and over the Maunganui-Girven roundabout.
In addition, the existing Maunganui-Girven intersection will be upgraded, the Te Maunga roundabout replaced with an elevated interchange, and walking and cycling connections improved between Baypark and Bayfair.
“Our team is focused on delivering an efficient and effective works program and using proven traffic management and innovative construction methodologies to minimise disruption and maximise safety for road users, said CPB Contractors Managing Director Román Garrido in a statement.
“Our approach to project management and procurement is centred on certainty of delivery, quality and value for money, as well as increased opportunities for local workers and businesses and socially-ethical partnering arrangements.”
Construction is scheduled to commence in May with the upgrade expected to open to traffic in 2020.
The NZ Transport Agency is delivering the project on behalf of the New Zealand Government.