Second tunnel could replace Basin Reserve flyover idea

Wellington City. Photo / Marty Melville
Wellington City. Photo / Marty Melville

A second Mt Victoria tunnel could be the solution to Wellington's traffic congestion problems.

After a long night of discussions, the Wellington City Council has voted in favour of exploring alternative options to the proposed Basin Reserve flyover.

The decision came the same day Auckland architect Richard Reid announced he has drafted a solution to the traffic congestion, without needing the $90 million dollar flyover proposed by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Councillor Justin Lester said the council will apply $50,000 toward looking at different options including Mr Reid's idea of a second tunnel.

The vote was won eight to seven.

- Newstalk ZB

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