News from Porirua City Council
The Regional Transport Committee agreed today to push forward the Transmission Gully Highway and Porirua Link Roads projects in a variation to the Wellington Regional Land Transport Programme.
“This is another brick in the Transmission Gully Motorway project that indicates construction is imminent,” says Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett.
Porirua City Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency requested the change following a decision by the Government last year to build Transmission Gully as a Public Private Partnership.
“That decision enabled the construction start date of the project to be brought forward a year and the committee’s support today means we could see work on this long awaited road begin next year.”
The Porirua City Link Roads to Transmission Gully will be constructed at the same time as the Transmission Gully Motorway.
“Porirua City Council has successfully argued to bring funding for this project forward. Now we just await approval by Greater Wellington Regional Council when they meet to discuss the proposal next week (25 September).”
Once the variation has been approved by Greater Wellington, it will be forwarded to the NZTA for inclusion in the National Land Transport Programme.