Wairere Drive, Hamilton

BBO were engaged by the Hamilton City Council as consultant for delivery of the Wairere Drive Stage II/Resolution Drive project. The project involved 3.22 km of two lane dual carriage urban arterial including four roundabout intersections, a road bridge, five pedestrian underpasses, a joint cycleway/walkway and bridle paths forming part of the Hamilton City walkway network. BBO’s role included site investigation, resource management planning and consents, design and project documentation, contract procurement and construction surveillance.

The ground conditions encountered complicated the project, with weak soils and a high watertable across the site requiring careful geotechnical inputs and staged construction phases. BBO engaged in an extensive stakeholder consultation process including Tangata Whenua, Historic Places Trust and the community resulting in the implementation of noise, dust and vibration mitigation measures and consensus in respect of aesthetic, cultural and archaeological provisions.

Construction of Wairere Drive Stage II was delivered eight months ahead of the programmed completion date and Resolution Drive was delivered on time.