Photos by Stephen Jaquiery/Craig Baxter.
This montage shows what Caversham Valley Rd looked like in
December 2007 (right) and what it looks like this month
(left). The road is about to start growing this month as
construction begins on two new lanes.
Downer New Zealand project manager Mark Woodward said
drainage and stabilisation work was almost complete on the
Lookout Point side of the road, and two new lanes would
appear as the month progressed. No more houses would be
demolished along Caversham Valley Rd, but negotiations were
continuing with some homeowners in the Lookout Point area.
He hoped work would begin later this year on the bridge at
Lookout Point which would cross Caversham Valley Rd and
connect Mornington Rd to Riselaw Rd. Motorway construction
was expected to be completed by late next year, he said.