Excavators have started clearing roadside vegetation in
preparation for work on the first, $19.5 million stage of the
two-stage redevelopment of the Caversham motorway.
Part of Sidey Park, a designated road reserve, has been
cleared and will soon be the fenced-off home to Downer EDI
Works' site office and construction machinery, New Zealand
Transport Agency project manager Simon Underwood said
At the Glen end of the project - to convert the highway
between Barnes Dr and Andersons Bay Rd to four lanes -
vegetation was being cleared from around the Bridge St
overbridge ready for work on the piles needed to support
another two lanes for the highway.
Mr Underwood said construction at the bridge would start in
earnest next month before the Goodall St footbridge was
removed to be raised and extended in March.
Work on retaining walls, including work on a 330m-long wall
along the railway line, would also be part of an obvious
increase in activity along that stretch of the road.
Sidey Park would be made back into a park, and de-vegetated
areas would be replanted, by the end of the 20-month project,
Mr Underwood said.
Photo by Craig Baxter.