Port Road bridge widening

  • Project typeTransport and roading
  • Project value$10m
  • Contractor nameUnited Civil Construction
  • Completion Date29 November 2022
An image of the new / upgraded Port Road bridge after improvement works.

A $10m project to widen the Port Road Bridge across Hāhā Creek / Limeburners Creek resulted in construction of new two lane bridge on the northern side of the existing bridge. This is expected to greatly improve normal traffic flow to the Whangārei Port area and destinations to the south of the city.

The new bridge officially opened on 29 November 2022. It also includes a shared path for pedestrian and cyclists to safely cross Hāhā Creek / Limeburners Creek without needing to use the road. The bridge will form part of a future shared path down Port Road.    

This work was funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) as part of the government’s “shovel ready” Covid-19 stimulus funding. As part of this funding agreement, we targeted more than 60% of the work to be undertaken by local companies and are encouraging supplier diversity.

The new bridge is higher than the old bridge to protect it against sea-level rise and flooding due to storm events.

Location

Port Road Bridge is between the Port Road intersections at Okara Drive and Kioreroa Road.

Port Road area shown from above.


Further upgrades to Port Road

We've secured funding from Waka Kotahi to pay for 53% of a new, $6.7m, two-lane roundabout at the intersection of Port Road and Kioreroa Road. This replacement for the existing intersection will allow for more traffic-flow and easier turning for vehicles.

This is expected to be complete in October 2023.

The initial work will take place in the old fertiliser works land and will have little affect on traffic flows. 

Illustrated map showing a roundabout at the intersection of Port Road and Kioreroa Road.

Location

Port Road, Whangārei 0110  View Map

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