23 Aug 2015

North Shore motorway link plans announced

5:18 pm on 23 August 2015

The Transport Agency is moving ahead with plans for a new motorway link and busway extension on Auckland's North Shore.

Auckland Harbour Bridge

Photo: 123RF

The agency is asking for feedback on the latest design plans for the Northern Corridor Improvements project, to be constructed from 2018.

Full plans are available here.

The project includes a direct motorway link between the Northern motorway and the Upper Harbour Highway.

It also proposed extending the northern busway, which now carries about 2.5 million passengers a year, to Albany bus station.

The entire $450 million project will include five kilometres of new walking and cycling paths.

The agency will hold open days next month to explain the project, with public feedback closing on 18 September.