$56 Million Waikato Upgrade
Transport Minister Mark Gosche has welcomed news from
Transfund that it is to fund a major rebuild of a notorious
stretch of Waikato highway.
At a recent board meeting
Transfund approved for a $56 million upgrade of a 12
kilometre stretch State Highway 1 south of Mercer.
stretch of highway is notorious and has an unacceptably high
accident rate. Making it safer for road users is a now a
priority and I welcome Transfund's announcement," said Mr
"This is one part of a major series of upgrades
that will take place from south of the Bombay Hills through
"This rebuild is a key way we can make our
roads safer for all
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