Sth Auckland Work Rail Progress
Good progress is being made in preparation for electrification and rail development in Manurewa and Papatoetoe as bridges get rebuilt to ensure there’s enough space for electrified overhead wires to run beneath them.
Contractors working to replace the St George St rail overbridge in Papatoetoe will reopen the bridge on Sunday five days earlier than planned.
One lane of traffic at a time has been closed across the St George St bridge since late September, as preliminary works were completed.
It will close completely on Boxing Day until January 16 for the main work to be done, when the bridge will be demolished and rebuilt, with a slimmer deck structure allowing room for the overhead wires.
Bridge St remains closed until late January as preliminary works and the main construction are carried out.
Three bridges in Manurewa needed rebuilding -Jutland Rd, Browns Rd and Station Rd.
In Manurewa, Jutland Rd has been re- opened to traffic as contractors completed the replacement of the bridge.
Work is well underway on the replacement of the Browns Rd and Station Rd bridges, both of which will close on Boxing Day for an extended period. Browns Rd is due to reopen in early February and Station Rd at the end of January.
Jutland Rd will be available as the main traffic detour, via Russell Rd and Jellicoe Rd.
Station Rd will also close for four days while piling works are completed for the new bridge abutments, avoiding an extended period of partial closures.
The road will be closed from 5am on Sunday until midnight on Wednesday and an alternative access to the Manurewa shopping centre remains open via Great South Rd and Station Rd East.
Clevedon Rd in Papakura will also close on December 26 through until mid-March while that bridge is also replaced.