$150m For Waikato Expressway
While we are focused on Auckland’s future rail projects being held up because of a budget shortage, the next move for the Waikato Expressway has been given the green light.
A $150 million contract has been awarded today for the construction of the Ngaruawahia section of the Waikato Expressway .
Work starts in September.
Work has already commenced on the 7.3km Te Rapa and 2.2km Taupiri Link sections of the Expressway.
Work on the 102km Waikato Expressway will be completed in 2019.
Transport Minister Steven Joyce said today, the Expressway “will improve economic growth and productivity for Auckland, Waikato, and the Bay of Plenty through more efficient movement of people and freight.”
Today finance Minister Bill English in a speech warned again of the government axe coming and the end to non essential government services. talking of “pressure to deliver better services for little or no extra money.”