Te Rewa Rewa Bridge repaint

Bridge status: Open.
Next temporary closure: from 9am to 3pm on 20 and 21 March.

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge opened in June 2010. Damage caused by wind-blown sand means it is in need of repainting. Starting in September 2021, the bridge will be shrink-wrapped (in sections) and have scaffolding in place, with the job lasting for 55 weeks.

The bridge will be closed at the start for two days for scaffolding to be installed, then from time to time during the project to enable the scaffolding and shrink-wrapping to be moved to a new section of the bridge (timed to minimise disruption). Between these times, a two-way pedestrian tunnel will be in place.

There will be traffic control to manage pedestrians and cyclists during work hours Monday to Friday; outside those hours, bridge access will not be controlled except by signs telling cyclists to walk their bike through.

The project is costing $1.3m. Waka Kotahi is funding 51% with the rest coming from NPDC.