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Road Delays “Unacceptable”, Says Hutt City Mayor

Road Delays “Unacceptable”, Says Hutt City Mayor

Hutt City Mayor David Ogden today labelled the Government’s decision to delay new road projects in the Wellington region as “unacceptable”.

“I don’t believe its good enough for the Government to force people to have to wait up to eight years more for new roads in our region,” Mayor Ogden said.

“The Government has ratcheted up petrol taxes and announced huge budget surpluses, yet it claims to have no money in the kitty to build much needed new roads in the time promised.

“The Government’s decision to scrap early planting on the proposed Transmission Gully route also suggests it has made up its mind to push ahead with the unpopular coastal highway, despite a large majority of submissions to the hearing committee opposing it.

“The Government appears to be ignoring the needs of Wellington motorists. We will be making a submission with a view to getting these projects back on the road,” Mayor Ogden said.


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