Long list of alternative route options and public meetings
We’ve been working hard for the past several weeks to develop a long list of alternative route options that will deliver a long term, resilient solution for the Manawatū Gorge. This includes engagement with local government, regional stakeholders, industry groups and community representatives.
We can now confirm that a long list of options will be available for public feedback from next Monday, 25 September.
We’ve looked at all previously identified alternative routes and assessed new proposals, to present you with a broad range of possible solutions.
An interactive website will be available to make it quick and easy for you to provide feedback. The website will allow you to place virtual “pins” onto a map illustrating the different options and you’ll be able to attach your feedback to the “pin”.
You can access this website via our Manawatū Gorge project page, at www.nzta.govt.nz/manawatu-gorge from Monday 25 September. We hope this will encourage people from across the region to engage in the process, so that we can collect feedback, comments and suggestions from as many people as possible.
Public meetings to provide an overview of the long list will be held on Monday 25 September 6pm at the Palmerston North Convention Centre and Tuesday 26 September, 6pm at the Woodville Sports Stadium. The meetings give you an opportunity to review the long list of options and talk to Transport Agency representatives.
Public open days where you can provide feedback on the options will be held on Wednesday 11 October at the Palmerston North Convention Centre and at the Woodville Sports Centre on Thursday 12 October. Both open days will run from 3pm to 8pm. Public feedback on the options will be open until Monday 23 October.