COMMENT

For the 80,000 people who travel up and down the Southern Motorway between Papakura and Manukau each day, progress on the triple-laning upgrade seems interminably slow.

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) project has been a disaster. It is a year behind schedule and an expected $49 million over budget.

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Hope is on our side, however. NZTA keeps sending out glossy updates telling us all that it will be completed by mid-December.

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