Ngā whakahoutanga | Project update
It’s an exciting year for Aucklanders as 2022 will see the opening of several transport upgrades on the North Shore.
When complete, the Northern Busway extension will provide dedicated lanes for buses all the way to Albany. Knowing that there is a reliable option for how we can get to places of work or education helps make public transport a more attractive choice.
Towards the end of the year, the SH18 to SH1 northbound link will open which is the first of the two direct motorway to motorway connections currently being built. Supporting people and goods to easily travel around the region plays an important role in the growth of Auckland. This link means that people travelling on the Western Ring Route heading north won’t need to leave the motorway at SH18 and navigate travel on signalised local roads before re-joining SH1.
The full benefit of the direct motorway to motorway connections will be realised once the SH1 to SH18 underpass opens as this will mark the final stage of the Western Ring Route upgrade which will provide greater reliability and resilience for trips around the region and to and from the airport.
With 7km of shared paths also being built, getting around the local area on foot or by bike is set to become a lot easier. We’re opening up smaller sections in stages to help provide these benefits to locals as soon as possible.
We look forward to keeping you updated on what’s happening throughout the year.
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