Matakana Link Road - Project update June 2022 Matakana Link Road - Project update June 2022
Watch the June 2022 Matakana Road flyover
The latest flyover of Te Hohono ki Tai - Matakana link road is now available. Watch it on YouTube.
Construction progress is ramping up on Matakana Road
Power cables are now in place and the intersection streetlights are installed. The temporary traffic management will remain in place for another few months and some overnight road closures are planned to accommodate the tie-in to Matakana Road, including the last stormwater line. These closures are planned for the first two weeks in July and will allow works to continue on the eastern side of the road.
All wetland planting is finished and the roundabout at the Matakana Road intersection will be planted out this month. Footpaths continue to be poured, followed by topsoil being placed along the berms to allow planting next month.
Pavement works continue this month with the first 400m of the Matakana link road now ready for surfacing. The bridge is 90% complete with construction of the barriers and the bridge footpath due to start this month.
Matakana Road will be closed at night for construction
A portion of Matakana Road will be closed at night for two weeks, to connect the new Matakana Link Road (MLR) alignment to Matakana Road. Auckland Transport’s Group Manager of Infrastructure Project Delivery, David Nelson, says Wharehine Construction will be carrying out tie-in and pavement works at night to maximize safety and minimize disruption to traffic flows.
The work involves changing the traffic management layout so construction work can be carried out on the eastern side of the Matakana link road near the new roundabout. There will be a Stop/Go traffic management system operating during the day between 7am and 7pm, and a signposted detour along Sandspit Road and Sharp Road will operate between 7pm and 7am from Sunday 3 July.
We aim to complete these works as fast as possible and encourage local residents and visitors to the area to plan ahead.
The road closures will be advertised and electronic message signs will be positioned on Matakana Road to promote the planned closures to motorists.