Hardly a week goes by without there being a news article about the New Zealand Transport Agency/Waka Kotahi taking the easy way out of doing their job.
If NZTA and Kiwi Rail cannot build a railway crossing that doesn't fall apart they shouldn't be in business. To inflict the inconvenience they are proposing onto the local population is a disgusting abdication of their respective roles.
I'm not a local but know the area well and I would be very unhappy if I lived in the area.
This isn't the only example of a disruptive road closure in the Waikato because it was "too hard" for the roading authorities and Kiwi rail to fix the problem.