Horomatangi and Ruapehu intersection upgrade
The upgrade of Horomatangi and Ruapehu streets intersection is the second upgrade to be completed in phase one of the Taupō Town Centre Transformation project.
The major works were completed in May 2021 and included upgrading the intersection to a roundabout, adding raised pedestrian crossings and improving access into, and out of, Horomatangi Street.
|Location:||Horomatangi and Ruapehu streets intersection|
|Start date:||November 2020|
|Completion date:||May 2021|
Media releases and updates
May 28, 2021
With the final plantings in the gardens and the water fountain connected, the Ruapehu/Horomatangi roundabout is finished and it's looking fantastic.
On Wednesday morning everyone involved in the project – from designers and landscapers to contractors and elected members – gathered to celebrate the completion of the project and take a look at the good work that has been done.
Thanks to everyone for your patience during this project, thanks to the local businesses for bearing with us, and thanks to our contractors and parks and reserves team for putting in the mahi!
May 14, 2021
Work is coming to an end at the Ruapehu and Horomatangi intersection, with our contractors Camex finalising the installation of street furniture and the water fountain, while our parks and reserves team are finishing off the gardens. We have some pedestrian bollards and barriers going in after that, and if the sun keeps shining, we should have everything wrapped up very shortly.
March 12, 2021
The weather has been hit and miss, but that hasn’t put a halt to work on the Horomatangi St/Ruapehu St intersection.
All stone walls and seating rocks are now in place on the eastern side of the intersection, and the garden spaces have been dug out and filled with fresh soil.
All concrete footings on the eastern side have been poured, so our contractors are busy laying paving stones and this side of the intersection is really starting to take shape! Once complete, the team will move onto the other side of the intersection by the end of next week, weather permitting.
Thanks to everyone for your patience as we create a people-friendly public space, as part of the Taupō Town Centre Transformation project.
February 12, 2021: Horomatangi and Ruapheu intersection transformation continues
Phase two of the Horomatangi and Ruapehu streets intersection upgrade is well underway, with contractors preparing areas for seating and new gardens.
Project manager Darren Penketh said roads were likely to remain open throughout this phase of the upgrade.
“Thanks to everyone who has driven slowly through the roundabout to help our workers safely get on with the job,” he said.
“Next week will see corners being prepared for cobblestone pavers and we’ll be working toward finalising the landscaping and seating.”
January 26, 2021: Phase two of Horomatangi and Ruapehu streets roundabout to get underway
The second phase of the Horomatangi Street and Ruapheu Street intersection will get underway next Tuesday, February 2. This will include the finishing touches to the roundabout and the four corners including landscaping, seating and paving.
December 18, 2021: Roundabout nears completion
We’re nearing completion of the roundabout at the Horomatangi / Ruapehu streets intersection. The team have done a great job making sure the all roads have reopened to traffic as of Thursday this week.
You may have seen both pedestrian islands are now complete and the asphalt has been laid. Next week, the team will complete the centre island on Horomatangi Street and road markings before finishing on Wednesday December 23 for the Christmas break. They’ll then return in the New Year to start work on the completion of the four corners which includes new paving and landscaping.
Thank you to everyone for your patience while we have worked to transform this area.
November 19, 2020: Upgrade of Horomatangi and Ruapehu intersection to get underway
The next phase of the Taupo Town Centre Transformation project will soon get underway, with the upgrade of Horomatangi and Ruapehu streets intersection scheduled to begin at the end of this month.