Preliminary earthworks have begun on a new road bridge that will connect the southern end of Milldale with Highgate Business Park.
The two-lane motorway overpass will be built as an extension of John Fair Drive and connect as a T-junction with Highgate Parkway near the massive Infratil computer data centre currently under construction.
Milldale marketing consultant Warren Frogley says all the necessary consents are in place and detailed design for the bridge is well advanced.
“It is looking like an 18-month build, with completion expected around mid-2023,” he says. “The road from the Milldale side, John Fair Drive, is complete already, and civil works have begun for the extension adjoining Highgate Parkway.”
Meanwhile, Frogley says remaining house lots in Milldale’s stage two and three sections will be released by the end of the year, with stage four coming on stream in 2022.
“Stage four includes a high density and mixed use zone, including a large reserve which is in the design stage. This will be the last part of that stage to be completed,” he says.
In addition, a new primary school for Milldale is set to open in time for the 2023 school year.