Horomatangi and Ruapehu intersection upgrade
The upgrade of Horomatangi and Ruapehu streets intersection is the second of three intersections to be upgraded in phase one of the Taupo Town Centre Transformation project.
The major works got underway in November 2020 and include 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 25, 2020|
|Completion date:||Early 2021|
Media releases and updates
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.