29 Nov 2009

Council hopes lower cost road link will go ahead

10:00 pm on 29 November 2009

The Rodney District Council says it hopes a road link north of Auckland will be approved, now that construction costs have been reduced by tens of millions of dollars.

The $200 million road, between the Northern Motorway and the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, has stalled following its exclusion as a high-priority project under the Government's National Land Transport Plan.

The council's director of infrastructure, Murray Noone, says there has been a review of construction costs and substantial savings have been made.

Mr Noone says a council delegation has presented a revised figure of about $150 million to the Transport Agency, and the project is now ready to proceed.