The NZ Government has announced the next stage of the Northern Corridor Improvements project on Auckland’s North Shore.
When complete, this project will provide a direct motorway to motorway connection between the Northern Motorway (SH1) and an upgraded Upper Harbour Highway (SH18), and is the final piece of the Western Ring Route. The Northern Corridor Improvements will also improve options for other modes of transport by extending the Northern Busway from Constellation Bus Station to Albany Bus Station and upgrading a range of local road connections, and walking and cycling routes. Auckland Transport is currently investigating an additional bus station and Park & Ride options in Rosedale, giving many thousands of employees the opportunity to catch bus services to work in the industrial area, and providing local school children with a convenient stop for nearby central North Shore schools. This next stage of the project focuses on a two year planning and consenting programme, and will bring the project one step closer to its anticipated construction start date of 2018.