Coromandel residents weeks away from SH25A Xmas present

From Checkpoint, 5:54 pm on 29 November 2023

Coromandel residents and holidaymakers are just weeks away from being able to cross the peninsula via the main road again.

State Highway 25A was washed away in the summer storms, and a massive rebuild operation's been underway.

The building of a bridge to span the huge abyss the washed out road left, has come in under budget and three months ahead of time.

Crews have been working close to 24/7 to get the crucial connection rebuilt, with many having moved to the area to get the job done.

Alison Craigie is an engineer for the builders of the SH25A bridge and is pretty excited about progress so far.