Another Expressway section approved

KAY BLUNDELL
Last updated 14:30 14/02/2014

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The Peka Peka to North Otaki section of the Kapiti expressway has been given the green light by a board of inquiry.

The board released its unanimous decision today confirming notices of requirement and granting 49 resource consents on conditions.

A joint application was made by the New Zealand Transport Agency and KiwiRail Holdings to the Environmental Protection Authority for this section of the Wellington Northern Corridor.

The expressway, which bypasses Otaki's SH1 shopping centre, is aimed at reducing traffic congestion and improving traffic flow through to Wellington.

EPA chairwoman Kerry Prendergast said the the ability of the parties to reach agreements helped the board greatly in its consideration and decision.

The proposal went to the board in April 2013. The final report and decision has been sent to all parties involved in the application.

Meanwhile construction has started on the McKays to Peka Peka section of the Kapiti expressway.

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