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The proposals we're currently sharing for feedback are the result of technical investigations across a range of fields. This process, involving our iwi and council partners, considered:
Fit with project objectives - safety, resilience, improved movement, access and reliability
Environment and social impacts - landscape and visual, ecology, heritage, archaeology, noise and vibration, productive land values, social/community/recreation, and district development
Ability to implement - fit with local road system, engineering degree of difficulty, property degree of difficulty.
So far, the initial stages of analysis have been completed. These have led to the draft preferred alignment, connections and local road options that we're sharing now.
Details of the work done to date are in the Draft Report on the assessment of a new highway alignment, interchange and local road options and the range of individual technical reports. A supplementary report oulines further work to ensure the proposal elements formed a cohesive solution, and to respond to issues raised through the initial assessments.
Note that these reports are draft, and will not be finalised until after feedback from the current community engagement is considered and further technical work is carried out.
See the technical reports page on our website to view these reports.