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6 Jul 2018

Phil Twyford has clarified that he remains on the fence about whether to impose a toll road on Transmission Gully.

The $852 million road will open in 2020.

A briefing document released under the Official Information Act shows NZTA recommended the minister impose a toll on the road to “shape demand”. reported that Mr Twyford gave the recommendation “his blessing,” but he now says he was not leaning one way or the other on whether to act on the recommendation and impose a toll.

Twyford said NZTA asked him whether he would like to “look at the options,” which he agreed to, but added he ha...

2 Jul 2018

Paying to use the Transmission Gully motorway is creeping closer to reality after the Transport Minister was warned the $852 million road could make driving too attractive.

A briefing document from the New Zealand Transport Agency to Transport Minister Phil Twyford, released to Stuff under the Official Information Act, recommended he green-light investigation of a Transmission Gully toll to "shape demand" for the new four-lane expressway when it opens in 2020.

Mr Twyford has since confirmed he gave the recommendation his blessing. This signals a significant lane-change for the Labour Party, whic...

8 Apr 2018

Work on joining up the Kapiti Expressway to the Transmission Gully motorway is expected to start in about four months.

The New Zealand Transport Agency reports that drainage works continue near Queen Elizabeth Park, in preparation for the first section of road pavement to start.

By early August it’s expected that traffic will be moved over from the existing State Highway 1, onto a new section of Coast Road, to allow contractors to complete works to join the Transmission Gully motorway with the Kapiti Expressway. 

NZTA reports that overall good progress is being made on multiple fronts along the n...

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