We visit Wellington fairly frequently. Sometimes it's for business, and sometimes for pleasure; sometimes it's a combination of both. But whatever the reason we are visiting Wellington for, getting there is frequently a pain in the posterior. And so we were delighted to read this afternoon that the road between Levin and Wellington is one of seven projects tagged as roads of "national significance" to be given priority for development. TYransport Minister Steven Joyce has announced that $1.8 to 2 billion has been earmarked for the project.
From Wanganui, it's generally a good run to Levin, But as you exit Levin, you come to the Kimberley Road intersection, the back road to Palmerston North and points east. From there, it can be a real grind into the capital. Anything that can be done to improve traffic flows will be most welcome. We doubt however that Transmission Gully will be built in our lifetimes.