Waka Kotahi say:
Preferred alignment of new [Ōtaki to north of Levin] highway announced
Site investigations and design work over the last two years have provided increasing confidence in the location of the new highway.
This work included feedback from property owners, our iwi partners, stakeholders and the wider community when we announced the draft preferred alignment in August 2020 and the refined draft preferred alignment in March 2021.
Waka Kotahi is now able to share with you the preferred alignment for the new highway, which has been assessed as the optimal location for the road from our work to date.
Earlier this week, we let property owners know about the preferred alignment, which is shown on maps with a green haze. At this time, we are removing the 300m-wide preferred corridor we announced in December 2018 from the plans.
The preferred alignment map shows preliminary concept design lines of the new highway and shared user path.