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Sod turning too late for sodded off motorists

Hon Maurice Williamson MP
National Party Transport Spokesman

30 August 2005

Sod turning four years late for sodded off motorists

National Party Transport spokesman Maurice Williamson says Helen Clark's photo opportunity at the site of a long delayed roading project in Auckland is empty election year posturing.

"In 2000, Transit put out a media release stating construction of the Mt Roskill extension to SH20 would start in 2001.

"On 31 October 2001 Transit released a document saying 'Transit proposes to begin construction in September 2002. Construction will take three years, with completion expected by May 2005'.

"In August 2004 it distributed a glossy brochure to every household in Auckland. That brochure said construction would start later that year.

"And today, four years late and with two weeks to go in the lead-up to a close election, it will finally begin.

"Make no mistake, any Greens/Labour coalition will further stall important roading projects in our largest city.

"No one seriously believes Labour is committed to fixing our roading crisis," says Mr Williamson.

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