Seven mayors and a regional council chairman have created a lobbying force to convince the New Zealand Transport Agency to commit to big roading projects in the wider Manawatū. …
“A push for the full highway is still there … but we need a bypass on either side of Levin.”
That bypass, combined with tidying up known roading black spots near Ōhau, Manakau and bridges over railway lines was the minimum amount of work acceptable, he said.
“We’re all working together to keep Ōtaki to north of Levin right up the top of the pile.”
The re-evaluation of the road is expected to be done by the end of September.