Earlier start up time welcomed
November 23, 2012.
Earlier start up time
Mayor Jenny Rowan has welcomed the
Government’s announcement that work on the Transmission
Gully Expressway may begin in 2014, a year earlier than
“This project has been around for some time.
The arguments for and against have been put; a decision to
proceed has been made and now the Government agencies should
get on with it as quickly as possible.”
Mayor Rowan said
everyone knew the conditions on SH1 into Wellington and how
dangerous it was in parts.
The recently released Life Line
report only reinforced the need for a second route into
Wellington. “This report made clear that opening access
into Wellington could take up to three months after a
Christchurch-size earthquake and that parts of Wellington
could be without water for 60 days or longer.
some relief to read comment today that there was been a
substantial reduction in fatal accidents on the Centennial
Highway from Pukerua Bay to Paekakariki since the wire
barrier was erected. However that does not detract from the
fact that in a major earthquake that section of SH1 could be
closed by slips for up to three
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