NZTA – Terrace Tunnel to Mt Victoria Tunnel Upgrade – Wellington - Project Profile
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The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is planning to undertake the upgrade of a Terrace to Mt Victoria Tunnel road project in New Zealand.
The project involves the upgrade of road between Terrace and Mt Victoria tunnels. The project includes the construction of bridge, pedestrian ways, interchanges, bicycle paths and other related facilities, and the installation of signal and safety systems.
The T2T improvements project is a combination of: The Basin Bridge, Inner City Bypass (ICB) Improvements and Buckle Street Underpass projects.
NZTA submitted assessment of environmental effect (AEE) and resource management applications (RMA) to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
The EPA referred the application lodged for the Basin Bridge project to a Board of Inquiry for determination of an independent Board of Inquiry for the Basin Bridge Proposal.
In July 22, 2014, a draft decision and report was released by EPA and invited for comments on minor or technical aspects of the report.
On August 29, 2014, based on the comments received, a final Report and Decision was released which decline the Basin Bridge RMA consent applications.
NZTA lodged a legal appeal against the final Report and Decision and in September 2015, NZTA has decided not to appeal against the Basin Bridge decision.
The Wellington Tunnel Alliance (WTA), comprising the NZTA, Leighton Contractors, SKM and AECOM are undertaking the upgrade.
Planning activities are underway. Subject to approval, the project is expected to be completed by 2022.
The project involves the upgrade of road between Terrace and Mt Victoria tunnels in Wellington, New Zealand.
The US$241 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a road tunnel
2. Construction of pedestrian ways
3. Construction of interchanges
4. Construction of bicycle paths
5. Installation of signal and safety system
6. Construction of other related facilities
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