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Project introduction

The Transport Agency is developing an alternative to the SH3 link through the Manawatū Gorge, connecting the Manawatū, Tararua District, Hawke’s Bay and Northern Wairarapa. We are working with the community and key stakeholders to identify a preferred corridor by mid-December 2017.

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Have your say

We are seeking feedback on the alternative route options. Have your say on the short list of options through our online mapping tool (external link) .

For information about the public consultation and public information days visit our consultation page.

Short list options

Map showing short list of options. Visit our Consultation page for details on how to provide your feedback.


Milestone Date
Key stakeholder workshop Monday, 4 September 2017
Public information days (long list options presented) Online: Monday, 25 September 2017
Palmerston North: Monday, 25 September 2017
Woodville: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Public open days (short list options presented) Palmerston North: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Woodville: Thursday, 12 October 2017
Ashhurst: Friday, 13 October 2017
Recommended option presented TBC
Final detailed business case Mid 2018 (subject to review)