Auckland Council has notified Auckland Transport’s notice of requirement for a wider Penlink route crossing the former Weiti Station & Weiti River to the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
Designation 167 was publicly notified yesterday. Submissions on it close on Thursday 2 April.
The original designation was for a 2-lane route. The new designation widens it to 4 lanes along the whole 7km and includes 6 more areas through minor boundary alterations to the existing designation.
Auckland Transport has also sought an extended lapse period for the new designation of 20 years.
The proposal is for a toll road, which Auckland Transport says would make the journey from the peninsula to downtown Auckland 5.8km shorter, would cut 12-18 minutes off journey time, and also save 5 minutes for motorists who continued to use the old route.
The last price tag on the project was $388 million, estimated last year when the designation was being revised.
Attribution: Public notice, Auckland Transport.