3 Oct 2014

NZTA releases East West proposals

7:33 pm on 3 October 2014

The New Zealand Transport Agency has released six new proposals for a controversial Auckland transport project, including one option that could cost up to $1 billion.

A traffic control truck works in Onehunga.

The East West Connections programme aims to improve traffic movement around Onehunga. Photo: PHOTO NZ

The East West Connections programme aims to link state highways and improve freight movement in the Onehunga area.

The proposals range from upgrading existing roads to building a completely new one along the northern side of Mangere Inlet.

Earlier this year, the agency shelved a proposal to build a motorway through Mangere, after a community outcry.

About 300 residential and commercial property owners who could be affected by the new proposals have been sent letters.

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