NZTA/KiwiRail – Waitemata Harbour Crossing – New Zealand - Project Profile
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NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), in partnership with KiwiRail, is planning to develop Waitemata Harbor Crossing linking the North Shore to Auckland CBD, New Zealand.
The project involves the construction of transport route across the harbor from Esmonde to Britomart. The project will include the construction of Passenger transport in a new tunnel across the harbor.
The tunnel will be bored using tunnel boring machine (TBM).
In June 2010, NZTA and KiwiRail have appointed professional advisers to carry out an independent evaluation of options for an additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing.
The evaluations are being commissioned three under three separate contracts including engineering and planning evaluations, transportation modeling evaluations and economic justification.
Beca and AECOM were appointed for the engineering and planning evaluations contract. Opus was appointed as a study consultant. The scope of the contract covers the evaluation of the type of crossings like bridge, tunnel or tunnels, connections with North Shore and Auckland and timing of construction.
Sinclair Knight Merz and Flow Transportation Specialists Ltd were appointed for the transportation modeling evaluations contract. The scope of the contract covers the evaluation of types of transport can be used for the crossing, travel times and tolling.
Pricewater House Coopers and the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) were appointed for the economic justification contract. The scope of the contract covers timing of project, funding, and economic benefits for Auckland and New Zealand.
Auckland Regional Council (ARC), Transit New Zealand (Transit), Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA), Auckland City Council (ACC) and North Shore City Council (NSCC) are partner organizations who are responsible for this initiative.
In March 2011, the report of the studies undertaken for the project was released. The study has indicated that construction of the bridge will be the better option for the Waitemata Harbour Crossing. The final decision on whether to build a bridge or a tunnel will be finalized after the public consultation.
The notice of requirement (NoR) was lodged with Auckland Council, which has requested further support information from the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) in relation to the NoR.
The Notices of Requirement (NoR) is one of the first steps taken to construct the additional crossing. It is a method that allows the NZTA to give notice to a council that it wants to protect or designate land required sometime in the future for a project.
In June 2013, the Government of New Zealand confirmed to build the tunnel to supplement the Auckland Harbour Bridge by 2030.
Mott Macdonald was appointed as a consultant and Chapman Tripp as the legal advisor.
NZTA reveals, the study indicates projections for the construction in 2038 to 2048 time frame.
Study activities are underway.
The project involves the construction of an additional transport route across the harbor from Esmonde to Britomart linking the North Shore to Auckland CBD, New Zealand.
The US$4,580 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of an immersed tube tunnel of 6.8km
2. Construction of associated facilities
3. Construction of a viaduct of six lanes
4. Construction of other infrastructural facilitiesReasons To Buy
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