Weather Warning for Waitomo
Waitomo District is expecting a significant amount of rainfall over the next few days. Once again, this will likely have a major impact on our roads and farmland. We ask residents to please take caution and do not venture out into the weather if you do not need to. And if possible, move stock to higher ground.
Surface flooding and excess water may also slow the drainage of the stormwater and wastewater network. We are not expecting any significant impact to the network, water will just take a little longer to drain.
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Piling begins on Kōpaki rail overbridge replacement

21 Dec 2021, 4:16 PM

The weather’s warming up and so is progress on the replacement rail overbridge on State Highway 30 at Kōpaki.

Motorists passing by the site recently will have seen the crane which has been brought on to site and beginning work on installing the piles for the new bridge. The beams for the new bridge are planned to arrive on site late autumn next year.

Material has been brought onto site from both the Te Kuiti side of the bridge and the Benneydale side, to raise the road level for the approach to the new bridge.

On both sides of the railway line construction has begun on the abutments and a temporary crossing of the stream beside the railway lines has been installed so that construction vehicles do not impact on the waterway.

The realigned section of Kōpaki Road will be the first section of roading completed and the traffic diverted over it and back onto SH30 at the current intersection location, so the remaining section of new SH30 can be built. This is expected to happen around March next year.

The site will be shut down over Christmas as the team from Downer Construction and their sub-contractors take a well earned break. Activity on site will start up again on 10 January 2022.


Media release: Waka Kotahi NZTA