CPB Contractors wins upgrade for State Highway 2 from Baypark to Bayfair in New Zealand
CPB Contractors has won the contract for the second and final phase of a design and construct contract for the upgrade to State Highway 2 from Baypark to Bayfair with a value of approximately US$ 57m (NZ$82m).
Works include the building 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 Manganui-Girven roundabout.
In addition, the existing Manganui-Girven intersection will be upgraded, the Te Maunga roundabout replaced with an elevated interchange. Walking and cycling connections will be improved between Baypark and Bayfair.
The project is designed to support economic growth in the region by improving the route to the Port of Tauranga, and create a safer and more sustainable roads system.
According to CPB Contractors managing director Román Garrido, “Our team is focused on delivering an efficient and effective works programme, using proven traffic management and innovative construction methodologies to minimise disruption and maximise safety for road users. Our approach to project management and procurement is centred on certainty of delivery, quality and value for money, and increased opportunities for local workers and businesses, together with socially-ethical partnering arrangements.”
Construction is scheduled to begin in May 2017 with the upgrade expected to open to traffic in 2020.