Part of a message we have received from the KCDC:

“This section of work has been deferred to enable some breathing space for businesses and the community following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

“The work includes changes to the road layout and upgrades to the Te Moana Road and Ngaio Road intersections. Council’s town centres work along SH1 will be programmed to occur in conjunction with NZTA’s construction work. The Council’s town centres improvement work includes development of the transport hubs, ensuring our towns are better connected, making it is easier and safer for people to get around.

Some of the latter was presented at the last real WCB meeting in March.  The topic is one that the WCB members have a particularly keen interest in, and not all aspects of the plans are free of controversy.  Watch this space.