7 Apr 2014

Hearing for Puhoi-to-Warkworth road

9:01 pm on 7 April 2014

The Transport Agency is putting forward its case to build a highway connecting Auckland and Northland.

The Puhoi-to-Warkworth highway would cost more than $750 million to build.

The Transport Agency told a hearing in Auckland the proposed highway has broad support from local iwi, Auckland Council and business groups.

It said the road is a logical next step to making sure goods and people can travel efficiently and safely between Auckland and Northland, and would support the projected rapid population growth for Auckland and Warkworth.

A board of inquiry set up especially for the project will hear submissions over 14 days.