Trans­mis­sion Gully gets green light

Kapi-Mana News - - COURT -

Con­struc­tion of the Trans­mis­sion Gully mo­tor­way will be­gin in the sec­ond half of next year, and the aim is for it to be open to traf­fic in 2020.

Prime Min­is­ter John Key con­firmed last Tues­day that work on the $2.5 bil­lion north­ern cor­ri­dor road from Levin to Wellington Air­port would be­gin in 2014.

It was es­ti­mated the mo­tor­way would shave about 40 min­utes from morn­ing peak travel time from Levin to Wellington, Mr Key said.

The project has en­coun­tered op­po­si­tion from lo­cals, and oth­ers say the money should be spent on up­grad­ing a rail link.

The route also lies on a fault­line.

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