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  Reply # 2111084 19-Oct-2018 16:36
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Who thought transmission gully was a bad idea now? tongue-out

 

 

Don't worry it's still going to bring out the "all the stuff on those trucks should be moved on trains" brigade

 

 

I'll bite...

 

What's your big argument against the seemingly sensible idea of reducing pressure on our roads by better utilising our woefully-underused freight rail lines?




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  Reply # 2111119 19-Oct-2018 17:37
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It's a pity that many successive governments have done very little to alleviate this joke of a state highway into our nation's capital.

 

In 2020 once Transmission Gully and the expressway thru to Otaki are both open, at least there'll be an alternative route on this side of the north island.

 

Further north, this bridge this bridge on SH1 is the only road crossing of the Waikawa stream. I'm not a civil engineer but that stream don't exactly look as wide as the Amazon river to me. It's frigging incredible that nothing else exists (except the railway crossing) to head north.


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  Reply # 2111173 19-Oct-2018 19:23
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wellygary:

 

wratterus:

 

Who thought transmission gully was a bad idea now? tongue-out

 

 

Don't worry it's still going to bring out the "all the stuff on those trucks should be moved on trains" brigade

 

 

 

 

Haven't they decided to put a toll on the new road, which I don't believe was the original plan? That will likely make people who are more strapped for cash travel on the  older routes. I do think that some of these big trucks carrying things such as logs across the hill to Wellngton should be using trains, or they should restrict them to certain times. At the moment the hill road  is barely wide enough, and some trucks appear to  have to cross the lane to turn corners. The wear and tear on some roads I suspect is higher from these massive trucks.


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  Reply # 2111205 19-Oct-2018 20:56
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Just seen this small video linked on Facebook, the trucks are rolling again: https://www.facebook.com/RedsHairdressing/videos/577900529308550/?t=0

 

Edit: Just seen a comment that 350 Trucks are now rolling into Wellington


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  Reply # 2111270 20-Oct-2018 05:24
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Typical NZ, talk about the need for a new road for 40 or 50 years before actually starting works.


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  Reply # 2111355 20-Oct-2018 11:17
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DarthKermit:

 

It's a pity that many successive governments have done very little to alleviate this joke of a state highway into our nation's capital.

 

In 2020 once Transmission Gully and the expressway thru to Otaki are both open, at least there'll be an alternative route on this side of the north island.

 

Well, nearly.
The current plan will only have the existing route from where Transmission Gully ends just north of Paekakariki to Raumati South where the Sandhills Expressway starts. I think there ought to be at least a two-lane parallel link through that area, but that would have to go through QE II park, so difficult
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DarthKermit:

 

Further north, this bridge this bridge on SH1 is the only road crossing of the Waikawa stream. I'm not a civil engineer but that stream don't exactly look as wide as the Amazon river to me. It's frigging incredible that nothing else exists (except the railway crossing) to head north.

 

That was probably going to be replaced by the Otaki - Levin "Road of National [party] Importance", but since that's now almost certainly not going to happen this side of 2025, if ever, maybe replacing that bridge and the Manakau Railway Overbridge just south will be done as a separate 'Safety Improvements' project.


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  Reply # 2111612 20-Oct-2018 20:05
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Just wait until The Big One...





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Just wait until The Big One...





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  Reply # 2111614 20-Oct-2018 20:06
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PolicyGuy:

DarthKermit:


It's a pity that many successive governments have done very little to alleviate this joke of a state highway into our nation's capital.


In 2020 once Transmission Gully and the expressway thru to Otaki are both open, at least there'll be an alternative route on this side of the north island.


Well, nearly.
The current plan will only have the existing route from where Transmission Gully ends just north of Paekakariki to Raumati South where the Sandhills Expressway starts. I think there ought to be at least a two-lane parallel link through that area, but that would have to go through QE II park, so difficult
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DarthKermit:


Further north, this bridge this bridge on SH1 is the only road crossing of the Waikawa stream. I'm not a civil engineer but that stream don't exactly look as wide as the Amazon river to me. It's frigging incredible that nothing else exists (except the railway crossing) to head north.


That was probably going to be replaced by the Otaki - Levin "Road of National [party] Importance", but since that's now almost certainly not going to happen this side of 2025, if ever, maybe replacing that bridge and the Manakau Railway Overbridge just south will be done as a separate 'Safety Improvements' project.



New roads are only built in Auckland now.







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Reply # 2112023 21-Oct-2018 19:02
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Leave it to Stuff:

 

Businesses are still feeling the impact of Friday's mammoth 17-year closure of State Highway 1, as they scramble to pull back lost time and fill late deliveries.


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