What options were considered for the Melling intersection?

The RiverLink team explored a long list of 43 options for a new interchange. These options considered the form of the interchange (such as diamond or roundabout), the location of the bridge, how to connect Tirohanga Road and Harbour View Road and the impacts on Te Awa Kairangi Hutt River.

Last updated: 29 Jun 2021
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Three options were shortlisted and developed. After seeking community feedback, and considering technical advice, a diamond interchange connecting directly to Queens Drive was selected. This option was the most preferred by people who indicated a preference.

Last updated: 29 Jun 2021
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Our investigations showed us this option would fit with Hutt City Council’s urban design plans and would be the easiest for people to find their way around. It unlocked better flood protection opportunities by moving the Melling bridge away from the narrowest part of the river. This project could also be built with less disruption than options connected to Melling Link.

Last updated: 29 Jun 2021
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