14 September 2007
Work has started on the one of the most significant features of the Hamilton V8 street circuit. Pit Lane will cover a 280m long area located on the south side of Mill St between Hinemoa Park and Fraser Tech Rugby Club.
Foundations are being laid for what will become the platform for the pit garages and race control structures. The garages themselves are temporary structures that will be erected just prior to event time.
Significant excavation works are currently underway to prepare the area for sealing and this is to include the development of a sophisticated environmental drainage system as well as electrical, phone and water services.
The Pit Lane ground surface will be a patchwork of coloured and textured concrete sections. Landscape mitigation plans are being developed for the site in consultation with landscape artists and in addition public art is being planned to ensure aesthetic appeal and to encourage public usage and accessibility during non-event times. The area will also incorporate cycle lanes and pedestrian walkways that will ultimately link Hinemoa Park to Founders Theatre.
Work on Pit Lane is planned to be complete by mid January 2008. Work in this area will be visible but is not anticipated to cause traffic disruption.
Other V8 road works
Intersection of High St and Empire St, Frankton
Works here include corner realignment and re-surfacing. Works will continue for the next two weeks. Expect minor traffic delays.
King St – Lake Road Intersection
Major works to re-establish roundabout, and align and resurface road. Works will continue for 4-6 weeks (weather dependant). Expect delays. Regular users of this intersection are encouraged to take an alternative route if possible.
The next major works scheduled will be on the Norton Rd roundabout. Work is planned to start in the first week of November. This will include major ground works to re shape the roundabout.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Name: Sarah Bettle
Designation: Communication Manager
Tel (Direct): 07 838 6843
Mobile: 021 2792338