Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Public opinion on Maunganui-Girven & Te Maunga Intersections

9 April 2013

Public opinion sought on long term solution for Maunganui-Girven and Te Maunga Intersections

A public open day will be held on Thursday 18 April at ASB Baypark Arena to gain feedback from the public on three shortlisted options identified by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) to improve congestion and safety at the Maunganui-Girven Road (MGI) and Te Maunga intersections.

NZTA’s Bay of Plenty state highways manager, Brett Gliddon says, investigations by the agency have identified that any improvement options undertaken at MGI will impact on the movement of traffic at the SH2 and SH29 intersection at Te Maunga.

“To ensure a safe and efficient design for the MGI intersection, our investigations to date have indicated that an improvement to the Te Maunga intersection - some 800 metres to the east – is needed and should be undertaken at the same time.”

Mr Gliddon says the agency has identified three potential options for further investigation. Before selecting a preferred option, the NZTA are keen to gain feedback from the public on the three shortlisted options.

“The project team will be available to explain and discuss the three options and want to hear the public views on the three design options. The last open day was very useful as there were things identified by the public that helped with our investigations.”

He says all three options include constructing flyovers, similar to Hewletts Road, and two of the options propose to move the existing railway track.

“There is a lot to think about and this is why it is important that people come along to the open day.”

The next steps for the project after the public open day will be to undertake assessments on the social, economic and environmental impacts of the three options to determine the overall preferred solution, he said.

Mr Gliddon says once a preferred option is selected (anticipated to be early 2014), a Notice of Requirement will be prepared for designating the land required for the project to be included in the city’s district plan.

The public open day will start at 3.00pm on Thursday 18 April at the ASB Baypark Arena (Suite 1) and will finish at 7.00pm.

For more information please visit www.nzta.govt.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The
America’s Cup

The fact New Zealand now reigns supreme once again in the most sophisticated contest in the world’s most elite sport – yacht racing – can’t help but reflect the trajectory the country has been on since the 1980s...

Elite sport used to feel more like a collective, shared experience. It was our team, composed of people who lived and worked like us. Now, not so much. More>>

 

PM's Press Conference: Red Socks And Secret Tapes

Prime Minister Bill English began his post-cabinet press conference by explaining how well the National Party's annual conference went. He also mentioned today's announcement of changes to the EQC disaster insurance legislation and wished Emirates Team New Zealand well in the America's Cup. More>>

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government More Open

International surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

In Court: Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement. As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog