Going along with the construction boom in Auckland, the city’s transport history will mark the official opening of two upgrades to Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway

Designed to keep Auckland moving, the Lincoln Interchange and Te Atatu Interchange projects are the first of the few improvement projects to be opened this year as part of the Government’s $2.4b Western Ring Route.

The projects will provide an additional route to State Highway 1 and the Harbour Bridge, which will significantly change and improve the way the transportation around Auckland, such as widening exits, bridges, ramps to improve safety and traffic flow.

The two projects were officially opened by Transport Minister, Simon Bridges, at a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.

It will be crucial for the coming next year to ensure that the projects will be completed to handle the increasing demands of drivers, public transportation users, cyclists and general commuters.

This year, there are already improvement projects that are underway as part of the Western Ring Route, to ensure the smooth process and to continue the aforementioned improvement projects next year, they are due to be completed later this year:

  • Causeway Upgrade

  • St Lukes Interchange

  • Waterview Connection

The Western Ring Route will be completed upon the completion of the Northern Corridor Improvements project, which is due to be finished in 2021 / 2022.

The New Zealand Transport Agency is also speaking at the Auckland Build Expo 2016 on The New Zealand Government’s Auckland Accelerated State Highway Programme – Connecting New Zealand and Growing Auckland.