New AMETI link road
The new AMETI link road has been designed to relieve congestion on the existing road network in the area and create a link between Glen Innes and Mt Wellington to serve proposed developments to the north of Panmure.
Click on the image above for an artist's impression of the completed AMETI Panmure development (JPG 1MB). Click on any feature on the full image to enlarge that section of the picture)
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William Harvey Footbridge to open
A new temporary footbridge will be opened on the 23 August to make way for the demolition and construction of a higher and longer William Harvey Footbridge. The new bridge will extend across the AMETI Link Road and avoid the electrification works associated with the rail.
Access to the temporary footbridge will be located approximately 100m north of the existing footpath on Ireland Road. Pedestrians coming from William Harvey Place will be able to access the footbridge from
the same location.
The Ameti Link Road
This feature is a new road from Morrin Road in the north to Mt Wellington Highway in the South.
The new two lane AMETI road provides a less congested north/ south link. It will take 20,000 vehicles, including 2400 trucks, off the route through Panmure roundabout and local roads.
This allows the roundabout to be upgraded to a signalised intersection in phase two of AMETI.
The new road will serve proposed development north of Panmure and be a much better connection for freight/business traffic. There will be cycle lanes in both directions on road and off-road shared path for walking and cycling.
Van Damm’s Lagoon, which is next to where the road meets Mt Wellington Highway, is currently being improved and the reserve enhanced.
A new wetland feature will also help improve stormwater management and water quality. In the future the new road will be extended north to meet Merton Road and is able to be widened to four lanes when necessary.
Two-level road tunnel and bridge
The new road runs through the 220m tunnel built alongside the rail line in the station area. The local road for the station has been built on top.
The process being used as we create the tunnel and the road
Excavate and remove 44,000m3 old fill layers, topsoil, and basalt rock from the 220m length of tunnel and approaches.
Ensure any remains of early Maori settlement is carefully documented,
Contaminated material removed to specialist landfills,
Basalt rock crushed off-site for re-use in bridge abutments and new road.
Concrete placed to form the footing, west concrete wall is cast ‘in-situ’ by placing reinforcing steel and then erecting temporary formwork to hold concrete in place while it cures. Formwork on west wall contains a stencil to make a artwork pattern in the finished walls.
Beams pre-cast offsite brought in by truck and lifted by crane in place to span between the two walls.
The new road, footpaths and a cycle-lane are formed.
Top-slab poured over the beams and the new local link road network, bus interchanges and urban spaces created over the top.
The tunnel is fitted out with lights, security and traffic warning systems. Mechanical ventilation is not required due to its relatively short length
Layout of the Panmure Station area. Click on image to enlarge.