… according to this month’s Newsletter on the NZTA website.

“To demonstrate the size of the project since work got underway in 2017, we have:

  • moved 400,000 cubic meters of dirt
  • relocated 6,500 fish
  • inducted 1,600 workers to the site
  • hosted or attended 150 community events
  • worked more than 600,000 hours.

“By the time the project is completed, we expect some of those numbers will be more than doubled.”


The biggest engineering work is the new 4-lane, 330-metre bridge over the Otaki River — see the aerial pic, and there is also a video on the webpage.


Just to show it’s not all about concrete and tarmac, there is also a piece about Riparian plantings.

And when will it be complete for an official opening by the Minister of Transport and the Kapiti Mayor (whoever they may be then)?  Second quarter 2021, they say.