The Hawkins Infrastructure team in Christchurch is proud to deliver the Pound Road detour to Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL).
The new section of road has moved Pound Road away from airport’s runway, to a new loop that runs behind the Harewood Golf Course where it reconnects with McLean’s Island Road. The new road opened to traffic on Wednesday, March 11, after Christchurch Airport had officially handed the road over Christchurch City Council. Christchurch Airport engaged Hawkins Infrastructure to redevelop Pound Road as part of the Runway End Safety Area project, to meet civil aviation requirements.
Hawkins Infrastructure South Island Regional Manager Steve Pearson is excited that Ridley Ryan, Project Manager for the project, and his hard working team has delivered another piece of infrastructure to the airport and the people of Christchurch. “It has been wonderful to continue our strong relationship with Christchurch International Airport after our colleagues at Hawkins Construction did such a great job building the new airport terminal during the earthquakes a few years back,” says Mr Pearson.
He says Christchurch drivers have had to put up with incredible inconveniences getting around town since the earthquakes. “In that context every new piece of infrastructure, whether it is a new road or a new bridge, signals that the city is getting back on its feet.”
Hawkins Infrastructure has delivered roads, bridges, waterworks and airports around New Zealand and the wider Pacific, but Mr Pearson says his team recognises the specific impact of new infrastructure to the people of Christchurch.
Mr Pearson says his team is also working on a the widening of Curletts Road and the new overpass across Curletts Road, which will connect Wigram Road and Magdala Place and should reduce congestion in that part of the city.