Why are we doing this?
We are investing $2B in the city's biggest-ever 10-Year capital programme which will set the platform for planned, sustainable growth and to look after Hamilton's future transport, strategic infrastructure and community facilities.
We are ensuring we have the provisions in place for essential wastewater services that allow for future growth and compliance. A major project enabling us to do this is the Western Interceptor (large wastewater pipe). Installing this pipe will enable continued development in Hamilton west and increase resilience in our city's wastewater network. The project involves installing approximately 2.4km of new wastewater pipe underground along the Avalon Bypass which will then connect to our Pukete Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Latest project update...
Soon we will start drilling work for the pipe, to allow the team to install two deep manholes we will be closing one northbound lane on Mangaharakeke Dr (State Highway 1).
The closure will be 24/7 for approximately six weeks (weather dependant) on the section of road between Crawford St ITM roundabout and Foreman Rd
Click here to see the section of road which will be closed
During this time, we expect delays on Mangaharakeke Dr (SH1)/Avalon Dr Bypass and Avalon Dr and are advising motorists to take alternative routes throughout the city where possible. Bus routes will not be affected however users may experience delays given the higher volume of vehicles on surrounding local roads. Access to businesses and properties will be maintained throughout this work.
appreciate your patience during this time.
This project has been funded in the 2018-28 10-Year Plan to a value of $22M.