A soon to be completed 2 kilometre-long two-lane bypass will provide welcome relief for travelers on the congested Avalon Drive in Hamilton.
Avalon Drive has been the official SH1 route through Hamilton City since 1992 when the highway was moved away from the busy Hamilton central business district. Since that time over 25,000 vehicles have traversed the road daily, navigating their way through 10 intersections in the short stretch of space.
The new bypass will divert state highway through traffic away from local traffic, allowing each to flow more freely to their destinations. Construction started in February 2007 and the project is due to be completed in early 2009.
Barrier walls running the length of the new bypass are comprised of precast tilt slab concrete finished in a Resene anti-graffiti system of two coats of Resene Uracryl 403 in Resene Scarpa Flow (steel grey) and Resene Mountain Mist (soft grey). Applied in a wave effect to suit the barrier mouldings, the two-tone grey provides visual relief while protecting against graffiti. Any graffiti that does occur can be quickly washed off using Resene Graffiti Cleaner, leaving the Resene Uracryl 403 surface intact with no trace of the tagger’s attempt at infamy.
Building Contractor: Brian Perry Civil; Transit NZ
Painting Contractor: GMR Holmac
Resene: Peter Smithers, Hamilton Sales Representative; Ian Rolfe-Vyson, Protective Coatings Consultant
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