10 Mar 2015

Waikato Expressway: final funding approved

10:12 am on 10 March 2015

Funding has been approved for the final three stages of the Waikato Expressway.

Waikato Expressway

Photo of work being carried out on the Rangiriri section of the Waikato Expressway. Photo: Supplied / NZTA

The 102 kilometre road will link Cambridge to Bombay with a four-lane highway.

The Transport Agency has given the go-ahead for just over $1 billion to be spent on the Hamilton and Longswamp sections.

It also expected to announce the successful tenderer for the Huntly section at a cost of $458 million, shortly.

The expressway is expected to be completed by 2019

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