Mill Creek Turbines on the Move

11 March 2014

Meridian Energy will soon be transporting wind turbine components to the Mill Creek wind farm site in Ohariu Valley.

Wind turbine mast being hauled by truck.

Look out for large wind turbine parts in transit on our roads

Resize

Beginning next week, several large transport vehicles will travel from Wellington’s CentrePort between 10.30pm and 6.30am from Sunday through to Thursday night each week. These dates are dependent upon the shipments arriving at CentrePort and the weather.

The transport vehicles will travel from the port to the site along:

  • Waterloo Quay
  • Whitmore Street
  • Lambton Quay
  • Wellington Bus Terminal
  • Thorndon Quay
  • Hutt Road
  • State Highway 1
  • Porirua off-ramp
  • Titahi Bay Road
  • Kenepuru Drive
  • Raiha Street
  • Broken Hill Road
  • Porirua Landfill
  • Spicer Forest
  • Ohariu Valley Road
  • Boom Rock Road.

Deliveries on Ohariu Valley Road will not start until 7am and will not go on after 7pm.

During these times there may be short delays on Porirua’s Mungavin Bridge as the trucks cross over with their large loads.

Smaller loads of internal turbine components will be transported by conventional road transport trucks and can travel during normal daylight hours Monday to Friday.

This work is expected to take about 13 weeks to complete (mid-June 2014). Again these dates are dependent upon the shipments arriving at CentrePort and the weather.

Meridian is committed to minimising disruption. To help you plan your trips during this period, please phone the Mill Creek hotline 0800 645 525.