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Cameron Road construction updates

The upgrade of Cameron Road is now complete between Harington Street and 17th Avenue.

We have built new peak travel-time bus lanes, a two-way cycleway, added more pedestrian crossings, and upgraded stormwater and wastewater services. We’ve also made improvements to make the area to make it more walkable, attractive and community friendly. A small team is currently on site completing some finishing touches.

Latest road closure information

Construction updates

Take a look at our bi-monthly construction updates and see the progress the team made along the way.

Construction update - October 2023 (2.2mb pdf) Construction update - August 2023 (2mb pdf)
Construction update - June 2023 (2.3mb pdf) Construction update - April 2023 (2.2mb pdf)

Colouring-in activity for kids

Download our colouring-in activity for kids and learn more about the construction on Cameron Road together.

Cameron Road construction colouring-in activity (63kb pdf)

Love Local Guide

To support local businesses during construction, we created an online directory of businesses and retailers located along Cameron Road. Check out all the different retailers and businesses along this road, such a wide and diverse offering.

Love local guide (1.1mb pdf)

Wastewater pipe replacement

Some pipes underneath Cameron Road were over 100 years old and made of clay. To prepare for future growth we replaced and upsized the old wastewater pipes. This upgrade of our wastewater assets will help to realise the Te Papa Spatial Plan, supporting more housing and business developments along the Cameron Road corridor. Around 3km of sewer pipes underneath Cameron Road and connecting to properties and side streets will have also have been upgraded.

Meet the team – Zane Hawken, Zone Manager

Zane Hawken, Zone Manager

What’s your role and how did you begin your career?

My role involves coordinating various aspects of intersection work, including traffic management, construction sequencing, traffic signal installation, kerbs and footpaths, road pavements, and stormwater. Essentially, I oversee everything that takes place in the areas I have been designated.

I started my career by pursuing an engineering degree at the University of Canterbury. This led me to secure an internship with Downer, where I gained valuable experience and developed a passion for construction. Since then, I have been involved in various construction projects, such as building roads, pipes, bridges, and train stations.

I have recently relocated to Tauranga, but prior to that have worked in a variety of different locations. These include constructing a bridge in Te Kuiti, a roading upgrade in Rotorua, a wastewater treatment plant in Hamilton, a two-year stint in London constructing a tube station, and three years in Christchurch working on a motorway project.

What does a typical day involve?

I typically start the day by attending the 7am pre-start meeting, where I catch up with all the crews and ensure we have a plan for the day. Following that, I visit the various sites where we’re working for the day to assess progress, address construction issues, provide guidance on problem-solving, and conduct quality checks. Afterwards, I usually head back to the office to perform planning work for future projects, such as scheduling subcontractors, procuring materials, and organising necessary equipment. Additionally, I coordinate extensively with other teams, including designers, Tauranga City Council, and our communications team.

Are there any challenging aspects of your job?

Many aspects of the job are challenging, particularly the unexpected factors such as underground surprises, machinery malfunctions, and adverse weather conditions. A big challenge on the Cameron Road project is the uncertainty beneath the ground. Despite lots of planning, the true nature of what lies beneath remains hidden until excavation begins. This often leads to unforeseen obstacles such as encountering obstructing poles, requiring swift plan adjustments to keep the project on track.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

My favourite part is at the completion of a job – whether it’s a road or a bridge or pipeline – it’s rewarding to be able to step back and appreciate the engineering and hard work that’s gone into constructing it.

What are you looking forward to once the upgrades to Cameron Road are complete?

Cycling down the new two-way cycleway and admiring all the work we have completed.

Key information

Project type
Major projects
Planning, design and renewal
Transport and movement


City centre

Who's listening

Transport Team
Tauranga City Council

Phone: 07 577 7000

Want to find out more?

This project is part of the work we are doing to build our future. Cameron Road, Te Papa.

Building our future. Cameron Road - Te Papa

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