The Melling transport improvements aim to:
- provide resilient transport choices allowing all people and businesses to safely and reliably move to, from and within our city centre
- improve flood protection for the Lower Hutt city centre and areas south of the city to enable better resilience for people and property
- support urban regeneration and economic development
- improve walking and cycling options, plus access to public transport.
We understand Lower Hutt can get very congested at times, and traffic signals in a 100 km/h environment create a safety and crash risk particularly for vehicles queued to turn right onto Melling Bridge from SH2. We also understand people see SH2 as a barrier to walking and cycling around the city.
RiverLink is a once in a lifetime project, and the partnership of Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika, and Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC), and Hutt City Council (HCC) will make Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai (Lower Hutt) a more connected, resilient and vibrant city.