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    Waterview Connection gets go-ahead: Is this the right decision?

The controversial Waterview Connection will go ahead in Auckland as planned, it was announced today.

The 4.5km motorway extension between Waterview and Mt Roskill will result in the demolition of 365 houses and cost $1.4 billion.

The New Zealand Transport Agency Board (NZTA) Board confirmed today the combined surface/tunnel alignment that will complete the Western Ring Route around Auckland.

It said the alignment was the same as that selected by the board in May this year as its preferred option.

Waterview Connection gets go-ahead: Is this the right decision?