The Victoria Park Tunnel
Roads of National Significance project in Auckland has won Category Four at the New Zealand Contractors' Federation
/ Hirepool Construction Awards for projects exceeding NZ$20m.
NZCF Executive Officer Malcolm Abernethy said that the Victoria Park Tunnel project was outstanding in every sense.
It comprised a cut and cover tunnel, reconfiguration of a viaduct and widening the busy St Mary's Bay motorway through to Auckland's harbour bridge approach, through a sensitive community and heavy traffic site.
The project included extensive earthworks, piling operations, diversion and support of major services, new services and civil construction, removal of contaminated material and temporary relocation and strengthening of historic buildings.
"Despite the many challenges, the project was completed three months ahead of the programme completion date which was already 12 months ahead of the client's budgeted programme," said Mr Abernethy. "The judges were very impressed."
The tunnel was developed for the New Zealand Transport Agency by an alliance comprising Fletcher Construction, Beca, Higgins and Parsons Brinckerhoff.
The four category winners were announced at the New Zealand Contractors' Federation’s 68th annual conference in Blenheim.