Infrastructure

Transmission Gully - building the unbuildable road

Paul McBeth
Fri, 08 Jan 2021

Transmission Gully - building the unbuildable road
Paul McBeth
Fri, 08 Jan 2021
For the unbuildable road, Transmission Gully has done its best to live up to the hype.For decades, Wellingtonians have to-ed and fro-ed over whether the road could actually be built. The cost and engineering expertise needed to traverse the forests, farmland, scrub, and steep inclines always seemed a stretch too far.But in 2009 then-Transport Minister Steven Joyce added the project to his ‘Roads of National Significance’ programme as part of a wider drive to improve Wellington’s land transport network. The first sod was turned...

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