Up­date on high­way

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

The NZ Trans­port Agency says its re­cently de­liv­ered 2018-21 Na­tional Land Trans­port Pro­gramme (NLTP) re­flects the Gov­ern­ment’s new vi­sion for a safer trans­port net­work free of death and in­jury, ac­ces­si­ble and af­ford­able trans­port, value for money and re­duced emis­sions.

The Trans­port Agency said it is im­por­tant that fu­ture plans for trans­port, in­clud­ing state high­way cor­ri­dors such as O2NL, now align to this vi­sion as set out in the Gov­ern­ment Pol­icy

State­ment.

The NLTP is its pro­gramme of in­vest­ment in land trans­port for the next three years.

The re-eval­u­a­tion work for O2NL could not be com­pleted by the time the NLTP was an­nounced but the Trans­port Agency said this does not mean this project is not in­cluded in the NLTP but rather the rec­om­men­da­tions from the re-eval­u­a­tion process will be con­sid­ered for in­clu­sion as soon as prac­ti­ca­ble af­ter this work is com­plete.

The Agency said it has made good progress on the O2NL re-eval­u­a­tion work and is ex­pect­ing to fi­nalise this by the end of Oc­to­ber.

It said it ex­pects to be able to up­date the com­mu­nity shortly af­ter that about the fu­ture plans for the State High­way be­tween O¯ taki and north of Levin and what this means for the com­mu­nity.

It said it recog­nises the frus­tra­tion that un­cer­tainty and de­lays can cause and wanted to re­as­sure af­fected res­i­dents that it was com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing cer­tainty as quickly as pos­si­ble while also car­ry­ing out work in a ro­bust way to get the best out­comes for fu­ture com­mu­ni­ties.

The Trans­port Agency has writ­ten to pre­vi­ously con­tacted prop­erty own­ers to up­date them on the project re-eval­u­a­tion with this in­for­ma­tion. Fu­ture up­dates will be an­nounced as soon as more in­for­ma­tion is avail­able.

■ For more in­for­ma­tion on the Otaki ¯ to north of Levin project, con­tact NZTA at o2nl@nzta.govt.nz

Visit the web­site www.nzta.govt.nz/o2nl

The NZ Trans­port Agency says work is un­der­way to reeval­u­ate the O¯ taki to north of Levin high­way project to en­sure it meets the Gov­ern­ment’s vi­sion for a safer trans­port net­work.

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