Pre-Christmas Transmission Gully opening looks doubtful, despite speculation

A Stuff article.

The clock is ticking for Transmission Gully as road builders and authorities try to determine whether the long-awaited motorway will be open in time for Christmas.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has said it will provide an update on the road’s opening date next week.

Agency chairman Sir Brian Roche wants the road operational for the holiday rush – but conceded in an opinion piece for Stuff a pre-Christmas opening would be “very challenging for the builder to achieve”.

Dozens of resource consents are still to be completed.

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