Making a connection
The Waterview Connection will link the Northwestern and Southwestern Motorways (State Highways 16 and 20) to complete the Western Ring Route, one of the Government’s roads of national significance to help promote economic growth, and improve safety and journey reliability for drivers.
The project includes twin 4.5km-long tunnels, both three lanes wide, between Waterview and Owairaka, planned to open in 2017.
Getting ready: Drilling on the Waterview Connection will begin in November.
Go to centralleader.co.nz to see more recent photos of the Waterview Connection project and click on Latest Edition to see a video.