Artillery Drive stormwater tunnel
This tunnel is the first of a three-stage project which aims to reduce flood risk. It will free up land for the Special Housing area in Takanini. It will also add capacity to the stormwater network downstream of the McLennan Park pond.
The tunnel is 1.1km long, 2.5m in diameter largely constructed by trenchless means.
Artist impression of tunnel from McLennan Park to Pahurehure Inlet
Timeframe and area access
Works started in April 2016 and finish in the middle of 2017.
Construction hours will be from 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. Some work outside these hours may be required. We will notify affected residents in these cases.
Noise will be kept within regulations.
Traffic disruptions will be minimal. A section of Old Wairoa Road will be reduced to one lane. Traffic management will be present.
Park access and walkways will remain open. Some walking tracks will be realigned for safe passage in construction areas.
Artillery Drive project brief (PDF 82KB)
Artillery Drive project map (PDF 3.7MB)
For enquiries, phone 09 301 0101.