26 Sep 2017

Farmer shocked by Manawatu Gorge upgrade plans

From Morning Report, 6:42 am on 26 September 2017

Thirteen possible options for a new route to replace the Manawatu Gorge have been outlined by the Transport Agency, ranging from a viaduct built on the river bed, tunnels and new roads. Some of the options involve upgrading the existing alternative routes. Hugh Akers farms on the Saddle Road - one of the two alternative road links - and he told RNZ reporter Jacob McSweeny one of the proposals came as a shock.