14 Mar 2010

Trench under War Memorial Park favoured

8:41 am on 14 March 2010

Wellington City Council is pushing for a new, more expensive option for the proposed War Memorial Park in central Wellington.

The $50 million design would divert traffic on State Highway 1 between Taranaki and Tory streets into a trenched underpass, with the park developed on top.

It would cost more than twice as much as previous designs, but Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast says it is worth it.

She says it fits in with the various options being considered to alleviate traffic congestion around the Basin Reserve - including a flyover.