Some pretty cool design details for the Waterview Connection project have emerged, and are worth taking a look through. Starting at the southern end of the project: The above picture shows the interchange with Maioro Street.
Shifting further along, you can see how the motorway will look as it passes through Allan Wood Reserve: It’s good to see that, while the motorway will be running effectively through the middle of a large green space, the leftover parts of that space are going to be really nicely landscaped. While the area is certainly a lot of grass at the moment, it’s not particularly intensively used.
Shifting further west, we see the southern portal of the tunnel: Artistic impressions of the southern portal look really awesome: The pedestrian path over the motorway will also be quite nicely designed: It also looks like quite a lot of thought has gone into landscaping around the northern portal – although this is a slightly outdated design: The interchange with SH16 is certainly pretty huge, but once again it seems that some thought has gone into the landscaping to mitigate its effects: The tunnels will be bored with a 14 metre diameter tunnel boring machine, which should be a pretty impressive piece of equipment.