Finally – Waterview completed

The Herald reports:

Prime Minister Bill English was joined by Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Finance Minister Steven Joyce to cut the ribbon on the $1.4 billion tunnel project, saying it was part of massive pipeline of investment to support a strong economy and population growth.

English said the tunnel project was 60 years in the making and a big day for New Zealand.

“There are a lot more projects in the pipeline and this gives us real confidence that we have got the infrastructure capacity to do the investment that is needed to support growth in New Zealand.”

Bridges said the twin tunnels, which completes the 48km western ring route, marked a pivotal milestone not just for but New Zealand’s highway network.

This is going to make a huge difference to Auckland, especially for transport from the airport.

Labour of course fought against this.

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