Major Contract

LGWM - Extra Mount Victoria Tunnel and road widening

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
LGWM - Extra Mount Victoria Tunnel and road widening

Let's Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) is a program aimed at improving and better integrating Wellington's transport networks. It is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the NZ Transport Agency.

As part of this program, there is a proposal to construct an extra Mount Victoria Tunnel and widen Ruahine St/Wellington Road. The aim of this project is to divert traffic away from the central city and enable more reliable access to key destinations such as the hospital and the airport.

Key Dates

2016 Project Announced
2024 Expected Construction Commencement

PROJECT HISTORY

2016 Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the NZ Transport Agency commenced work to devise a plan for the city's transport networks to ensure it can support forecast economic and population growth in Wellington and surrounding regions.
May 2019 LGWM released a Recommended Program of Investment, outlining a 20 year transport plan for Wellington. It provides details for NZ$6.4 billion (AU$6.13 billion) of proposed investment across a range of projects.
Nov 2019 Requests for Tender (RFTs) for professional services for business case development and contracts for the planning stage, including engineering, design and planning work were released, closing in December.
Mar 2020 The contract for the business case development work for the state highway was awarded to Aurecon and Future Group (a consortium of Stantec, Jasmax, WSP and Boffa Miskell).
Feb 2021 The New Zealand Government announced that, following a review, the program would be changed to focus on projects that can commence construction by 2024. The major projects previously announced as part of the program have been delayed. The NZ Government announced indicative timelines for their completion would be revealed in July 2021.
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New Zealand |
Resources
Project website
Lets Get Wellington Moving
Media releases
11/03/2020