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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday June 25 2015
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The Onehunga-Penrose connection on the north side of the Mangere Inlet to run between SH1 and SH20 has been identified as the best long-term solution to the current transport issues. Brett Gliddon, Auckland Transport’s highway manager for Auckland and Northland, says the project is about improving access into and out of Onehunga-Penrose. “For this reason the new connection is expected to be a ‘limited access ’state highway, not a motorway.” Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the project has been brought forward as a result of its inclusion in the Auckland Accelerated Projects package. “Last year we announced an additional $10 million to speed up the investigation of options for the East-West Connections as part of a much larger $375 million package to accelerate a range of key transport projects in the city,” he says. “ The projected growth rates of Auckland, particularly Auckland Airport, Manukau City and East Tamaki/ Botany are expected to generate greater demand for cross-city, east- west movements.” Auckland Business Forum chairman, Michael Barnett says while the project is about improving freight and general traffic access into and out of the Southdown-Onehunga industrial area, the Forum will be encouraging the finalised route design to future-proof for eventual connection to AMETI (Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative) at Panmure and the East Tamaki business area. “ This link will also greatly improve access across Auckland between the eastern suburbs and the Auckland airport area for all of those cars and buses forced to travel through the congested Neilson Street area.” Given the national significance to the economy of the activity in the area, Mr Barnett says funding concerns should not restrict the design, consenting and construction by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) of a complete solution covering freight as well as cars and buses and which can be consented and built with speed and urgency. “A partial solution would not be acceptable.” VECTOR’S new zone substation at Flat Bush will be livened next month. The substation grounds and the buildings are complete, with electrical installation work underway. his new substation has been built to answer the growing demand for power in the Flat Bush area, a region of Auckland undergoing intense development. Around 36,000 people will call Flat Bush home by 2025. “ Vector is proud to be providing key infrastructure for this growth area in Auckland,” the company said in a statement. Internet blackout WHILE floods ravaged Whanganui, more than 100 East Auckland homes were left in a communications black hole last weekend. Phone and internet services were disrupted at the start of the weekend which has been reported by other media as a fault with the Chorus fibre network which is outsourced to internet service provider, Spark. Crew worked throughout the weekend to fix the fault and, by Monday, most of the households had their connections back up and running. TRANSPORT Industrial road connection discussion ELECTRICITY Substation going live The new substation is to cope with growing demand. Photo supplied MORE INFO For more information about ➤ the project or to provide feedback go to the NZ Transport Agency or Auckland Transport websites, www.nzta.govt.nz/ east-west and www.at.govt.nz/ projects-roadworks/east-west- connections.
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