scoop.co.nz 23 Mar, 2021 00:00 am

Call For Tenders: NZ Upgrade Programme, Ashburton Intersections

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March 23, 2021 PressRelease Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is calling for tenders to construct two safer intersections at Walnut Avenue in Ashburton as part of the NZ Upgrade Programme.Ashburton is one of three growing rural town centres in Canterbury as well as West Melton and … Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is calling for tenders to construct two safer intersections at Walnut Avenue in Ashburton as part of the NZ Upgrade Programme.The Walnut Avenue intersections project includes replacement of existing roundabouts at the intersections of SH1 and Walnut Avenue and Walnut Avenue/ East Street, a new rail level crossing and improved pedestrian and cycling facilities.It is one of 20 major projects Waka Kotahi is delivering for the government’s NZ Upgrade Programme (NZUP) and will be the first in the South Island/Te Wai Pounamu to get under way.

The New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) includes a range of transport projects to get cities and regions moving, save lives and boost productivity.Waka Kotahi Director Regional Relationships Jim Harland says the improvements will help provide safer crossings for cyclists and school children and the ability for larger vehicles to cross these intersections with greater ease.

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