The Finish Our Road group says it will be calling formally in the new year for a review of the Transport Agency’s (NZTA) business case regarding a Peka Peka interchange.
The group is lobbying for the expressway interchange and has said NZTA’s business case is flawed.
“This project is significant for the local communities, but minor in the scheme of things for NZTA,” says FOR representative Jenny Askwith. “We need to get it back on their agenda.
“By mid January, our report on the flawed NZTA business case will be completed by core members of our group and a draft document produced.”
Jenny says the group intends to meet with the chair of KCDC’s Strategy and Operations Committee, James Cootes, before the report is presented to KCDC and NZTA.
“We expect it to go to the Strategy and Operations Committee meeting on February 13 and then to a full council meeting on February 27.
We hope to get full council support for the review.”
A petition calling for the interchange, which has gained about 2000 signatures, will also be presented to the council.
Jenny says the interchange not only affects locals in Waikanae North, Peka Peka and Te Horo, but also all their friends, families and business contacts visiting them.
“The roads in Waikanae and Peka Peka would be enormously affected by the extra traffic that a lack of access at Peka Peka would create.”