Government builds new motorway in secret, just in time for long weekend

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The “decent journalists, trained and skilled” at the NZ Herald have let the cat out of the bag for Julie Anne Genter, who I am sure was going to announce this new motorway as part of the success of the first 100 days of new government:

Police are reminding drivers to take it easy while traffic backs up on Auckland’s motorways as holidaymakers flee the city.

A crash on the Western Motorway and a breakdown on the Southern Motorway near Greenlane has also caused congestion.

New Zealand Transport Agency traffic cameras show traffic piling up on the Southern Motorway, particularly between Khyber Pass and St Marks, Mount Wellington and Papakura.

Traffic is crawling at 15km/h between Highbrook and Redoubt Rd at Manukau.

Social media users were warning fellow motorists to avoid Auckland motorways where possible.

NZTA said shortly after 4pm northbound traffic was heavy between Silverdale and Puhoi, and city bound between Esmonde Rd and the Harbour Bridge.

On the Western motorway it was busy between Great North Rd and Lincoln Rd.

There had been crashes on Lincoln Rd and near the Te Atatu Rd offramp on the Western Motorway. The latter had since been cleared.

A breakdown – also now cleared – near Greenlane had also caused delays.

Traffic at Waterview tunnel was flowing lightly, NZTA said.

A police spokesperson said traffic was heavy and asked drivers to take it easy.

“Police would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers to allow lots of time to get to your destination, ensure you keep suitable following distances, wear your safety restraints and make sure you stick to the speed limit.”

Where is this motorway they speak of?

I’m proud of Julie Anne Genter for launching, building and opening a new motorway in just 100 days.

I am concerned however at the complete disregard for process but admire that they’ve found a new love for roads?#weloveroadmorethanrail.

As for the NZ Herald, making shit up since a long time ago.

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-NZ Herald

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