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Hobsonville Motorway Walk

Three West Auckland Rotary Clubs, NZ Transport Agency and HEB Construction held a motorway charity walk on the SH18 Hobsonville Deviation and SH16 Brigham Creek Extension on 21st Feb 2010. The profits from the event went to St Johns and the Hobsonville Fire Brigade.

Walkers, Runners and Cyclists came to see the motorway and bridges of the 6.3km route in its mid-construction phase. This is part of the new 9km motorway route which is under construction.

Photos from the day are in the above video, details of the day and info on the motorway below:

Date: Sunday 21 February 2010
Time:

Cyclists only (mountain bikes) 9am - 10am

Pedestrians 10am – 3pm (Please wear sensible footwear)

Location: New motorway lanes of SH18 Hobsonville Deviation
Route: Clarks Lane to Brigham Creek Road/SH16
Entrance/parking: Enter from Hobsonville Road, via Sinton Road, Hobsonville
Transport: Free buses to pick up and drop off along the route
Food/drink: Available to purchase on the day at Trig Road Bridge and Brigham Creek Road Bridge. Food and drink stalls will be run by three local schools
Cost:

$5 for adults, gold coin for children under 12. Cash only (no EFTPOS available)

Proceeds go to:
- St Johns Ambulance and
- Volunteer Fire Brigade in Hobsonville / Westgate

Contact:

Tel: 0800 520 202

or visit www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/upperharbourmotorway

Disclaimer::

Participants will we asked to complete a waiver statement

The Rotary clubs of Waitakere are partners in the event and will be collecting an entry fee to fundraise for two charities. All proceeds from the day will go towards funding a new heart defibrillator (emergency device) for the recently opened St John Ambulance station in Whenuapai and a new training vehicle for the local NZ Fire Service in Waitakere.

Hobsonville Road Bridge

The walking route spans 6.3km of the new motorway from Clarks Lane footbridge continuing to Trig Road Bridge, SH16/SH18 flyover and then onto Brigham Creek Road/SH16. Cyclists on mountain bikes can cycle the route from 9am to 10am and pedestrians can start the walk at 10am. There are stops at several points along the way with a main marquee at Trig Road site office.

Registration and payment of the entry fee is at Clarks Lane. Access to the carpark is only from Hobsonville Road via Sinton Road in Hobsonville. A wristband will be given on entry and includes a free bus ride back to the start of the route. Buses will be running throughout the day to pick up and drop off people at Clarks Lane, Trig Road and Brigham Creek Road/SH16. Dogs on a lead are allowed on the route but are not permitted on buses.

 
Entertainment: - Brigham Creek Road Bridge: NZ Police helicopter, Air Force parachute drop display
- Trig Road Bridge: Fire Service safety demonstration, St John Ambulance vehicle display, earthworks demonstration
Features: - Learn more about how the motorway and bridges are built
- See diggers and compactors in action - See the steps to protect the environment up close - fish ladders and culverts
- Marshalls and engineers along the route to give information
- Main marquee at Trig Road site office with food and drink stalls, toilets, Waitakere development displays and information

About the new motorway

The six kilometre, four-lane Hobsonville motorway is the last section of the new SH18 to be completed and will connect to the Upper Harbour Bridges and Greenhithe motorway at the eastern end and the Northwestern Motorway at the western end.

The $220M project also includes a three kilometre extension of SH16 to a new roundabout at Brigham Creek Road. The project will provide a better connection between Waitakere and North Shore cities and Rodney District and complete the key northern link of the Western Ring Route. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2012.

Links:

Flier: A summary of the event - with map
NZ Transport Agency www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/upperharbourmotorway
HEB Construction www.heb.co.nz/projects.asp?projectID=159&serviceID=0
Rotary club of West Harbour www.rotary.org.nz/club.cfm?ID=47
Rotary club of Waitakere City www.rotarywaitakere.org.nz
Rotary club of Henderson www.hendersonrotary.co.nz

 

                      

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