Navigation for Insight

It's three years since the Government embarked on the country's most expensive ever road building programme.

Even ardent supporters question the road's affordability and suggest the Government explore other ways to fund them.

Insight looks at the progress made so far and at the lingering doubts over whether the roads of national significance are needed.

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Te Rapa section, Waikato Expressway. Construction of the North Island Main Trunk Rail Bridge

Roads of national significance
Left: Ngaruawahia section, Waikato Expressway. Gordonton Road Interchange looking south towards Te Rapa. Right: The Waterview Connection project will extend from Maioro Street in Mt Roskill to the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) at Waterview by Great North Road.