from the Radio NZ website:
The first shovels broke dirt on the planned Transmission Gully Motorway in 2014.
But nearly six years later, the project creating an inland route connecting north Wellington to the Kapiti Coast is flailing.
Costs have spiralled out of control; natural disasters diverted resources elsewhere; construction shortcuts have forced large sections to be rebuilt; and Covid-19 has stalled progress with labourers caught out of the country and legal clauses in the public-private partnership triggered.
In today’s episode of The Detail, Emile Donovan speaks to Newsroom’s Dileepa Fonseka about the difficulties plaguing the project, and when the rubber might finally hit the inland road, and to Wellington historian Gabor Toth about the tortuous route.
Full article including 20 minute audio.