Alma and Shakespeare roads wastewater pipeline replacement

Upgrading the wastewater network to cater for growth in Milford and surrounding suburbs.

Start–finish: January 2022 - Mid 2023
Location: Alma Road and Shakespeare Road
Project type: Pipeline replacement
Status: Construction
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What's happening?

Since the beginning of the year, our contactor March Cato has be working to construct a new wastewater rising main pipeline along Alma Road and Shakespeare Road, and refurbish the existing Alma Road wastewater pump station. The upgraded pump station will include larger pumps and additional flow capacity to help reduce the risk of overflows into Wairau Creek and neighbouring suburbs on the North Shore. Click here to view the map detailing the section of pipeline that needs to be replaced.

What have we done so far?

This year has seen the installation of the new rising main from the pump station site in Alma Road to the connection point in Shakespeare Road near the North Shore Dialysis Centre. This includes 700m of a 500mm diameter plastic pipe installed down the middle of Shakespeare Road as well as the south bound lane of Alma Road. While drilling, the team encountered a series of patches of hard rock that required them to stop and excavate before they could proceed. Unfortunately, this has meant that this project has taken longer than we anticipated.

What can you expect between now and the end of 2022?

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March Cato will be working to connect the new installed rising main to the existing gravity sewer pipe via a new manhole. This process will include the open trench installation of the rising main from the middle of the road to the Wairau Valley bound T3 lane opposite 173 Shakespeare Road. This portion of the works will require the temporary closure of both Wairau Valley bound lanes on Shakespeare Road from 29 November to 8 December between 9am – 3pm. There will be one-way stop-go boards in operation during this time.

The refurbishment of Alma Road pump station is expected to take place early 2023 and will take up to 4 months to complete. We will provide the community with more information prior to the start of these works.

How will the works affect you?

Work hours will typically be from 7am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 2pm on Saturday
  • From the 29 November to 8 December between 9am– 3pm a temporary one way stop/go will be in place on Shakespeare Road.
  • Construction works will generate some noise and vibration, however, levels will be kept to a minimum and in accordance with Auckland Council requirements.
  • Some street parking will need to be temporarily removed and bus stops closed near to the site to allow traffic management to be set up as part of the approved traffic management plan. Click here to view the current traffic management plan.
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