For those following the debate over the proposed third southbound lane over the Waimakariri Bridge, please see this post from the Papanui Innes Community Board for the latest.
The latest on the third lane on the Waimakariri Bridge On 25 August 2017, the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee agreed to recommend that Environment Canterbury approve a variation to the Regional Land Transport Plan to allow a third southbound lane over the Waimakariri Bridge. The recommendation was made on the basis that the third southbound lane will operate as a high occupancy vehicle lane during the morning peak, and that a new cycle lane will also be attached to the bridge.
Environment Canterbury will make its decision on 21 September 2017. If Environment Canterbury approves the proposed variation, then the New Zealand Transport Agency will then decide whether to vary the National Land Transport Programme to include this proposal.
A copy of the report to the Regional Transport Committee is available on our website at the following link: https://api.ecan.govt.nz/TrimPublicAPI/documents/download/3249770