The need for a 2nd harbour crossing

Stuff reports:

lane closures following a truck crash have prompted renewed calls for an additional crossing as traffic in the city ground to a halt for a second day.

Travel mayhem on Friday came after two trucks were caught up in a 127 kilometre per hour wind gust and one crashed, causing damage to the bridge, shutting the centre four lanes.

NTZA said the lanes could be closed for weeks, and traffic woes continued on Saturday.

With 200,000 cars a day, having four lanes closed is chaos.

National has pledged to start work on a second harbour crossing in 2028, and included funding for it in its $31 billion infrastructure package.

Labour has said it would look at a second harbour crossing between 2030 and 2040, but critically it has said it might be for rail only, and not allow cars.

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