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PNG’s First Flyover

The Kookaburra Street Flyover is an upcoming flyover road that is currently underway and anticipated to be the largest scale project in the South Pacific. 

Construction is set to be completed by the South Pacific games and with Hawkins Constructions at the helm of this grand project, Papua New Guinea is yet to enjoy the benefits of this large scale infrastructure by 2015.

 

The name of Papua New Guinea’s first flyover comes from the street that is part of the flyover project area.

 

The flyover will extend from the Jackson’s Airport roundabout to the Sir John Guise roundabout in Waigani. It provides a vital conduit from the Jacksons Airport to Waigani, creating convenience for many hotels, businesses, PNG Government departments and international embassies.

 

The project itself is worth K160 million and runs for roughly 2.3 kilometres. It is 4 lanes wide, comprising of side road tie-ins, roundabouts, foot paths, bus bays and various associated street-scapes and furniture.

 

Raw materials used within the project’s construction are sourced from both overseas and local contractors, paying close attention to Hawkins’s Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) guidelines.

 

This is Hawkins’ first job in Papua New Guinea to date, although it has had projects in various parts of the Pacific along with some Asian countries. The construction has employed roughly 80-90 local labourers, and is estimated to employ 250-300 by the project’s peak. 

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