Transmission Gully - building the unbuildable road

Paul McBeth
Fri, 08 Jan 2021

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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