Replacement of Park Estate Road Bridge
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has planned to replace the existing Park Estate Road overbridge as part of the State Highway 1 (SH1) Papakura to Drury South project (the project) as its supporting central and side structures cannot accommodate the additional motorway lanes to be built underneath. During its replacement, the bridge will also be raised and the eastern and western approaches on either side of SH1 will be rebuilt.
The replacement of the overbridge will be undertaken as part of Stage 1A of the project. The new bridge is expected to be completed in time for the opening of a new school at Park Green in early 2022.
NZTA has been working with our Mana Whenua partners to develop a meaningful design for the north and south sides of the bridge that will face motorway traffic on SH1. The design concept is based on a kono (food basket) which references the history of the area which was known to be a great source of food to iwi who would travel through it, and a nexus for trade.
The team at NZTA has also been working with Watercare to ensure their existing services are incorporated into the new bridge, and that the design also provides for future water supply upgrades.
Source: NZ Transport Agency