Project

Baypark to Bayfair Link Upgrade (Baylink)

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Baypark to Bayfair Link Upgrade (Baylink)

The Baypark for Bayfair Link Upgrade (Baylink) involves the upgrade of two major state highway intersections, connecting to the Tauranga Eastern Link and completing the eastern corridor for the Bay of Plenty.

The upgrade involves: 

  • relocating the East Coast Main Trunk Line railway 
  • building two flyovers, one at the intersection of State Highway 29A and State Highway 2, and the other at the intersection of State Highway 2 and the Maunganui-Girven intersection
  • replacing the Te Maunga roundabout with an elevated interchange,
  • Truman Lane roundabout improvments, and 
  • Maunganui-Girven intersection upgrades.

Key Dates

May 2017 Contract Award
May 2017 Construction Commencement
Oct 2017 Project Announcement
Dec 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

NZ Government

Procurement

Successful Tenderer: CPB Contractors

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2017 The Design and Construct contract was awarded to CPB Contractors.
Jan 2021 Waka Kotahi announced a change in project scope, cost and delivery timeframe. The estimated construction completion was pushed back to late 2023 and cost was increased to NZ$262 million. This was in part due to the inclusion of an underpass, which was not part of the original scope, as well as other reported issues.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New Zealand |
Resources
Media releases
2021/01/22