Much needed upgrade starts next week
Southern Motorway widening to start
Last updated 16:16, October 15 2015
Work on widening the Southern Motorway between Manukau and Papakura is about to begin.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges will mark the start of construction on October 21 by turning the first sod near Pescara Point Reserve in Karaka.
The Southern Corridor Improvements project will see lanes added from the SH20-SH1 interchange at Manukau south to Papakura and north from Papakura to Takanini.
The Takanini interchange will also be redesigned to improve safety and access to the motorway. It will include a freight lane and new ramps.
The Government earmarked $210 million in the 2014 budget for the project.
Construction is expected to be completed by 2018.
Go to nzta.govt.nz/auckland-southern-corridor to see the plans and details.
About time given the issues with the Takanini Interchange as it is right now.