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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 early 2018.

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Milestone Date Action
Key stakeholder workshop Monday, 4 September 2017 Completed
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
Preferred option announced Early 2018 Pending
Final detailed business case Mid-2018 (subject to review) Pending