Ride or walk new highway
Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to check out the new State Highway 20 extension on Saturday, in a community open day preview.
It will give people a chance to see the completed motorway, bridges and urban design which has taken four years to complete.
New Zealand Transport Agency regional director Wayne McDonald says he realises that local residents have been patient throughout the construction disruptions.
“This open day is our way of thanking them and giv- ing them a chance to see our brand new motorway at their leisure,” he says.
Organised by NZTA and Fulton Hogan, the westbound lanes will be opened to the public, with the walking route spanning four kilometres from the Sandringham Rd roundabout to Hillsborough Rd.
Cyclists can try it out between 10am and 11am and pedestrians are invited between 11am and 3pm.
Entrances will be at the Sandringham Rd roundabout, Dominion Rd, Hillsborough Rd on-ramp and Richardson Rd.
The Harbourside and One Tree Hill Rotary clubs will be collecting donations for a new mobility lift and a uni- versity scholarship fund.
The motorway is due to open progressively in the week after a ribbon-cut- ting ceremony on May 15. For more information visit www.nzta.govt.nz or call 368-2000.
Check it out: Members of the community will be able to walk the new section of State Highway 20 this weekend. The walking route is marked in green and the entrances to the site marked in orange.