Monday, February 27, 2017

the Steven Joyce autobahn in NZ is finished

The 18 km of Expressway between McKays Crossing (a bridge over the railway line) and Peka Peka (a spot on the highway north of Waikanae) was finally open to traffic last week.  The overall cost is officially put at $630 million, but it doesn't end there: another $330 million is being spent on extending this another 10 km to the Otaki township, while at the southern end another $900 million is being spent between McKays Crossing and a point on the Johnsonville to Porirua motorway.

There aren't autobahn speeds though -- the national limit of 100 km/h (62 mph) still applies.

In the Auckland region Steven Joyce is having even more enjoyment with a number of similar projects happening there. (

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