Vic Tunnel Gets Roof Beams


The first of more than 360 roof sections of the Victoria Park Tunnel have been placed into position, less than two months after the tunnel construction began.
The five roof beams, each weighing approximately 30 tonnes, were lifted into place on a 10 metre section of tunnel that will run beneath Victoria Park and Beaumont Street before emerging as part of the Fanshawe Street on-ramp for the Northern Motorway.
The Victoria Park Tunnel is due to be completed in mid-2012.
“Getting the roof beams into place, despite the appalling weather last night, is a significant milestone for a project that will address the last big bottleneck on Auckland’s motorway network between Newmarket and the harbour bridge,” says the NZTA’s State Highways Manager for Auckland, Tommy Parker.
The beams are part of a 450-metre-long cut-and-cover tunnel for three lanes of northbound traffic.

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The project also includes additional motorway lanes in each direction through St Marys Bay, and the existing four-lane Victoria Park Viaduct will be reconfigured to carry southbound traffic.





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