10 new roads of national significance

Stuff reports:

The Manawatu Gorge is one of 10 major roading upgrades that form a new multibillion dollar vision announced by the National Party.

The party’s of National Significance plan will invest $10.5 billion into roads across the country. …

The nine other roads included in the proposal were:

* Wellsford to Whangarei
* Auckland’s East-West link
* Cambridge to Tirau
* Piarere to the foot of the Kaimai Range
* Tauranga to Katikati
* Napier to Hastings
* Levin to Sanson
* The Christchurch Northern Motorway, and Christchurch to Ashburton.

Wellsford to Whangarei would especially be good in helping Northland’s economic development.

The roads all look good, but for me what is important is whether the benefit to cost ratio is positive for them.  The priority should go to the roads with the highest BCRs.

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