Letter To DomPost 24 June 2015

Considering there is never enough money to give New Zealand a First World roading system, I have to question the NZ Transport Agency after the washout of the Waikawa Stream bridge at Manakau on Friday night that bought the lower North Island to a halt.
For the last month we’ve witnessed the expenditure of god knows how much on repairing- or is it vandalising – State Highway 1 through Manakau.
Lanes squeezed together, the removal of wide safe shoulders, the addition of gardens and ridiculous cycle lanes. Meanwhile, the region has many poorly drained sections of highway and antiquated bridges, always at risk given our pluvial climate. One road to our capital and cycle lanes and gardens are their priority? I despair.
Anne Moretto
Manakau

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