Public information sessions to introduce Te Ahu a Turanga alliance

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 12, 2019

The NZ Transport Agency will be holding public information sessions for Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatu Tararua Highway project this month.

The sessions will present information on the preliminary concept design, recent onsite activity, pre-construction works and the next steps for the project.

It is also an opportunity for the community to meet the preferred alliance partners for the project – Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction Limited, Aurecon Limited and WSP-Opus.

These companies are part of the interim project alliance and will work with the NZTA to deliver the design, regional consenting and construction of the project.

NZTA portfolio manager Sarah Downs is encouraging everybody to get along to the sessions.

“We have a wealth of material and fresh information for people, including a new project flyover animation and videos showing what we‘ve been doing onsite,” Downs says.

“We are looking for feedback from the community on our design concept ideas and will explain what will happen when we commence enabling works, such as building access roads, storage sites and fences, later this year.”

The information sessions will be held at:

Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North, Tuesday 20 August, 4pm to 6.30pm

Ashhurst Village Valley Centre, Wednesday 21 August, 4pm to 7pm

Members of the Ashhurst Traffic Improvements project team will be available to answer questions at the Ashhurst session.