One Warkworth Business Association will hold a public meeting on November 13 to outline its concerns over the downgrading of the Matakana link road.
The meeting comes in the wake of an Auckland Transport (AT) decision that it will delay construction of a four-lane road for almost 20 years, in favour of a two lane road in the interim. The Matakana link road is due to connect Matakana Road to SH1.
One Warkworth believes a scaled-back link road will create traffic snarl-ups to rival Warkworth’s notorious Hill Street intersection and will result in “significant long-term cost” to the community. But others in the town support the downgrading of the road to two lanes if the money is re-prioritised to developing a network of walkways and cycleways.
All are welcome to the meeting, which will include a presentation on community concerns.
In addition, attendees will hear about AT’s reasoning for reducing the scope of the link road, as put to One Warkworth, and will have the opportunity to air their own views.
The meeting will be held in the back bar of the Bridgehouse in Warkworth on Tuesday, November 13 at 5.30pm.
Those wishing to attend should confirm intention to do so by contacting Murray Chapman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0274 966 550.