Expressway info day now in Tamahere

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NZTA has scheduled an additional information day in Tamahere to outline its latest plans for the Waikato Expressway interchange at Cherry Lane.

At the day on Thursday, May 9, 2pm to 7pm in the Tamahere Community Hall, NZTA’s full project team will be on hand to explain the new-look interchange (pictured).

The Cherry Lane or southern interchange of the Waikato Expressway
The Cherry Lane or southern interchange of the Waikato Expressway

Previously the agency had planned information days at Horsham Downs and in Hamilton only.

NZTA will be showing a flyover or video of the interchange, which has been updated from that shown at previous information days.

Last May, NZTA told the Tamahere Community Committee that the Cherry Lane interchange would have no south-bound access ramps. That meant Bollard Road and Cherry Lane residents, including the growing number of Tamahere Eventide residents, would lose their direct route south once the expressway was completed in 2019.

The community committee says key issues for locals now to consider are cycle and pedestrian connectivity from Bollard Rd to Tauwhare Rds, and from Cherry Lane via the over-bridge to Birchwood Lane.

Also of concern will be the safe crossing of all major roads, safe access to the school and church, and whether NZTA will be contributing financially to a road linking the east and west sides of Tamahere.

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