Expressway: Key to Future Growth
The National Government is staying true to its promise that the $2.4 billion Waikato Expressway will be completed within 10 years, according to National’s Hamilton East MP David Bennett.
“Our strategic strength is our proximity to Auckland,” says David. “The Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga triangle will be the country’s economic powerhouse where over half the population will live in the next decade or so.”
“I fought hard for the Expressway in Parliament and I’m delighted the project is progressing so quickly”, says Mr Bennett.
“Hamilton will thrive economically as transport corridors are opened up to the Auckland and Bay of Plenty regions. The Expressway will give Hamilton a vital link to the two ports of Auckland and Tauranga and open up new opportunities for our world-class education, health, transport and manufacturing industries.”
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On 1 April the NZ transport Agency held an open day for the $900 million Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway.
This is the game-changing section that will complete the project. When complete, the Waikato Expressway will be the key strategic transport corridor for the Waikato region, connecting Auckland to the agricultural and business centres of Waikato Bay of Plenty. The Expressway will improve economic growth and productivity through more efficient movement of people and freight.
Despite the wet summer and autumn good progress was made across all construction sites.
There is a Visitor Centre on Percival Road which is open to the public on the first Saturday of each month.
To stay up to date with the work on the Expressway, and to sign up to receive the e-newsletters, visit www.nzta.govt.nz