Stage 2 update
We are pleased to announce that additional funding has been approved to progress design and construction of Stage two.
As work on the design for Stage 2 has progressed, there have been significantly more design challenges, and therefore higher costs than anticipated when the project was scoped in 2016. It has taken longer than expected to secure funding for the next phase of the project and we appreciate your patience.
Covid-19 has impacted Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's revenue. This has led to hard decisions being made on what capital projects can be progressed in a fiscally constrained environment.
Safety, increasing travel options and the clear impact from congestion has meant this project remains a priority for delivery.
With funding approved we will continue to progress design.
We will start by undertaking topographical surveys in the road corridor. These surveys will help to inform the planning and design, and will start from the week beginning Monday 5 October.