AA welcomes commitment to Western Ring Route
Media Release: 7 February 2008
AA welcomes Government commitment to complete the Western Ring Route
The AA has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government that it will investigate the feasibility of progressing the Waterview Connection section of Auckland’s Western Ring Route as a public private partnership (PPP).
“Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to the 2015 reality of having a western ring route which Auckland motorists can use as an alternative to State Highway 1.”
“Building the Waterview Connection and completing the Western Ring Route will not only ease traffic congestion, it will deliver significant economic benefits for New Zealand and the Auckland region,” says Simon Lambourne, Auckland transport spokesman.
“The AA will ensure it is consulted by the PPP Steering Group so that motorists’ views are taken into consideration during the preparation of the PPP report for the Government,” says Mr Lambourne.