First stage of East-West Link underway

Publish Date : 28 Sep 2016
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Neilson Street

Work has started on the East-West Link roading project - one of the Government’s top priorities in Auckland.

Stage one: Onehunga improvements

Stage one is underway in Onehunga and is scheduled to finish in early 2017. This stage is funded by the National Land Transport Fund ($9 million) and Auckland Transport ($6 million).

Stage one features:

  • Widening the Southwestern Motorway to four lanes in each direction between Neilson Street and Queenstown Road.
  • Adding dedicated bus shoulder lanes on State Highway 20 from Rimu Road to Walmsley Road.
  • Increasing existing lanes to four (currently two) on Neilson Street between Alfred Street and Angle Street.
  • Building a new timber boardwalk and footpath linking to the existing Waikaraka Park walkway.
  • Removing the Neilson Street rail bridge and replacing it with a new, lowered road.

View the changes on a map (PDF)

East-West Link project

Work is also progressing on the broader East-West Link project which is in the planning and consenting phase. 

Once complete, the East West Link will provide a seamless link between the South-Western Motorway (SH20) and the Southern Motorway (SH1). It will also tackle congestion and provide more reliable travel times in and out of the Onehunga-Penrose industrial area, and between the eastern suburbs and the airport.

 Find out more about the East-West Link project on the NZTA website.

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