Waikato DHBWednesday 10 October 2012, 11:14AM
Media release from Waikato DHB
Motorists are being urged to avoid using State Highway 1 and 3 near
the Waiora Waikato Hospital on Tuesday evening (16 October) when a
large bridge will be transported to the hospital.
The 38-metre bridge will span Pembroke St and link the main
hospital with the Older Persons and Rehabilitation Service building
which is under construction.
Traffic will be disrupted for about an hour from 7pm as the bridge
is hauled from a Hawkins Construction yard off Gallagher Dr on to
Kahikatea Drive and around the Braemar Hospital intersection with
State Highway 3 and up Pembroke Street.
Emergency services will still have access
to the hospital, including the Delivery Suite, but there will be
restricted public access via Pembroke Street from 4pm. Hospital
visitors should use Selwyn Street.
Project manager Jason Addison expects the bridge to be in the air
by 8.15pm with installation work and glazing to continue through
Two large cranes will lift the bridge on to a
transporter in the afternoon before they too head to Pembroke
Street for the final lifting.
Motorists can expect delays during the 40-minute road trip or need
to take alternative routes.