Wellington Scoop

Hutt campaign seeks political support for cross-valley link road

News from Cr Campbell Barry
Today alongside a number of Hutt City Councillors, we’ve launched a campaign asking Political Parties from across the spectrum to support the Cross Valley Link Road as a strategic priority for Lower Hutt.

Traffic congestion in Petone and Lower Hutt is becoming more and more of an issue for commuters, residents and visitors.

The government has committed to further work on the Petone to Grenada Link Road. When built this road would bring approx 2,500 more vehicles each day into the Petone area once completed.

With Petone taking off as a hot spot for developers, significant investment in Lower Hutt’s road network is crucial. Not only for vehicle users, but for the amenity value of The Esplanade and the untapped potential it offers our City.

The CVL will also offer better access to the Wellington region’s largest industrial area, Seaview, and significantly reduce commute times for residents heading from Wainuiomata and other eastern suburbs towards Wellington. As outlined in the Petone2040 vision, there is also opportunity in taking heavy traffic down the old rail track.

The Cross Valley Link project cost estimate ranges from $64m (HCC) and $100m (GWRC).

With the 2017 General Election just around the corner, we are calling on all political parties to commit to supporting the government’s 50% share in the cost of this project.

This is a key strategic project for Lower Hutt, and on this page we will be letting you know what each party and local candidate has to say about the Cross Valley Link project.