Lincoln Rd open day

Last updated 07:55 20/11/2012

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Motorists will soon have the chance to check out the work being done on the Lincoln Rd interchange.

The new interchange on the northwestern motorway is a key part of the western ring route which will be a strategic alternative to State Highway 1.

New Zealand Transport Agency's acting state highways manager Steve Mutton says thousands of people drive through the construction site every day and an open day on November 24 will be a chance for them to see behind the barriers.

"This open day is our way of saying thank you to the community for the support they've given us over the past couple of years," he says.

"We also want people to come along and learn more about the development of the project."

The open day will coincide with the start of construction of the third stage of the upgrade which will be the widening of the Henderson Creek Bridge.

"The western ring route will have a huge impact on travel around Auckland. When it is completed, this 48km motorway choice for drivers will provide much better connections between Manukau in the south, Auckland International Airport, Waitakere and the North Shore," he says.

"And ease congestion on the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the CBD."

Site access will be open from 9am to 2pm and parking will be available on Selwood Rd.

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