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Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

■ Na­tion­ally sig­nif­i­cant and the Bay of Plenty’s largest road­ing project

■ 21km of four-lane me­dian-di­vided high­way

■ $455 mil­lion cost

■ 3500-plus in­duc­tions on­site (staff num­bers peaked at 280 in late 2013)

■ 1.5 mil­lion hours worked

■ 220,000sq m of new road

■ 300,000 new na­tive plants

■ 3,000,000sq m of earth­works moved

■ Six dif­fer­ent iwi rep­re­sented within the project

■ 150 farm­ers con­sulted for land ac­cess

■ 92 per cent of the pub­lic voted yes to hav­ing the road tolled, know­ing it would bring con­struc­tion for­ward by 10 years.

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