Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, with funding from the Provincial Growth Fund are improving transport infrastructure for the communities along the Porangahau and Wimbledon roads.
In June 2019 Council received $20.1m in Provincial Growth Funding (PGF) from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to improve transport infrastructure for communities on Porangahau and Wimbledon Roads.
With growing volumes of freight using the route, reliability and resilience needs to be assured if the regional economy is to be protected and opportunities for productivity are enhanced.
The conclusion of this project will provide future generations with safe and durable roading infrastructure along what is a key thoroughfare in our district. You will be kept informed in advance of any construction works due to take place, which may result in a delay to your journey.
Council apologise for any short-term disruption that the project may cause.
Work will continue through to June 2022 across the programme. To follow progress as work gains momentum across the route - visit our interactive MAP.
Bridge inspections and associated High Productivity Motor Vehicle (HPMV) loading assessments were completed on all bridges and large culverts on the route. This resulted in identifying four bridges and seven culverts requiring strengthening to lift the capacity to allow the HPMV traffic.
We meet #PorangahuWimbledonRd team member Catherine Capio from Stantec.
2 July 2021
We meet Ofori Ansu-Gyeabour, the Project Delivery Lead - Transport at Stantec, Council's engineering consultants.
11 May 2021
We meet Josh Paku the Senior Contract Manager at Russell Roads, our contractors on some of the projects across the ...
18 February 2021
We meet Meet Grant Maxwell, NZ Geotechnical & Structural Discipline Leader at Stantec, our engineers on the Poranga...
11 February 2021
With strengthening work at Wallingford Bridge nearing completion, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council looks back...
28 September 2021
Central Hawke’s Bay District Council welcomed Provincial Growth Fund investment announcements today granting more...
10 June 2019
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