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TALK TO WELLINGTON Karori tunnel widening
By REBECCA THOMSON
Quake safe: Wellington City Council engineers Faiz Fawfeek and Deven
Singh say strengthening work on Karori tunnel will begin after the Rugby
Photo: REBECCA THOMSON
There might be more light at the
end of the tunnel for Karori
Wellington City Council has
been investigating options to
widen the Karori tunnel.
Council manager of transport
assets Deven Singh said options
for widening the tunnel included
lowering the floor.
The easiest way to widen it is
to go down. We ve costed that out
and it s something we ll look at in
We ve also talked about day-
lighting it. That s where we cut
through the hillside and put a
bridge across Raroa [Rd], he
Mr Singh could not say how
much either option would cost,
but investigating them was part
of the council s long-term plan.
But, he said widening the tunnel
was not a priority.
In 2004, the council put the
cost of replacing the tunnel at
$30 million, but shelved the plan.
Tunnelling through history
Karori tunnel is Wellington s
oldest road tunnel.
Its construction was fraught
with problems and the tunnel
took three years to complete.
Settlement of Karori began in
the 1800s, but it was not until
1843 that the first road to the
suburb was completed. It was
little more than a bullock track
and it took 20 minutes on horse-
back to get from town via
Hawkestone St, over Bakers Hill
During the early 1850s Karori
Borough Corporation collected
money to improve the road, but
little was done.
By 1878, a horse and coach
service had been established.
The route went over the hill, but
was so steep on the Glenmore St
side that passengers had get out
of the coach and walk.
After much public discussion
it was decided a tunnel should
be built through Bakers Hill.
Thomas Ward, who estab-
lished the New Zealand Instit-
ute of Surveyors, designed the
tunnel and in 1897 John
McWilliams was contracted to
construct it. It was to expected
to cost £3779.
McWilliams abandoned the
work a year later and the con-
tract was handed to a Mr
He encountered problems,
including partial collapse of the
structure and a slip on the hill-
side above. He blamed the
problems on poor workmanship
by McWilliams and defaulted on
Karori Borough Council took
over the job. It tried to charge
Slowey for the costs of com-
pletion and refused to pay for
the work he had done.
Legal action led to Slowey
being awarded £1628 for his
Karori council engaged Julius
E Fulton to act as the consulting
engineer. The tunnel was com-
pleted in 1900.
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