A $19 million project to widen 2km of Auckland's Northern
Motorway has been launched today, with construction set to
begin next year.
The NZ Transport Agency project is expected to ease
congestion at a significant bottleneck on State Highway 1
The project was officially launched by Prime Minister John
It will widen the northbound motorway to three lanes between
the Upper Harbour Highway and the Greville Rd interchange.
The interchange will also be upgraded.
The Transport Agency's highways manager Tommy Parker said the
section of motorway network required immediate attention.
"Already an average of 36,000 vehicles use this section of
our network daily in an area facing rapid commercial and
"It is also essential to give people more travel choices by
making this area safer for cycling and walking, and to
improve connections to and from local roads and the
Construction is due to finish in mid-2015.