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Preferred network information days for Southern Links

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Details of the preferred network for the Southern Links roading project will be shared with the community at three open days being held over the next week.

The open days at, Glenview, Tamahere and Rukuhia will provide an opportunity for people to comment on the network that has been identified to best connect SH1 at Kahikatea Drive to the Waikato Expressway and to connect the airport to central and east Hamilton.

The Southern Links project aims to develop an effective network of well connected state highway and urban arterial routes; Hamilton City Council is responsible for the network in the Peacocke area of Hamilton and the NZ Transport Agency's focus is the state highways.

More than 600 people commented on indicative networks for the project at open days earlier this year. Their views, along with further technical studies and other analyses, have helped shape the preferred network.

NZTA Acting State Highway Waikato Region Manager Kaye Clark says the open days next Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday aim to respond to the community's request for greater certainty about the project.

"We will be there to explain the rationale behind the selection of a preferred network and are looking forward to getting local views that will help us refine the route before the project moves into a planning protection process next year," she said.

Southern Links Information Days

  • 29 November  2-7pm, Glenview Club, 211 Peacockes Rd, Hamilton
  • 1 December, 2-7pm, Tamahere Community Centre, Devine Rd, Tamahere
  • 3 December, 10am-2pm, Rukuhia Community Hall,  Rukuhia Road, Rukuhia.

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