Auckland Transport

Penlink set to unlock Whangaparaoa Peninsula’s growth

Auckland Transport (AT) has now completed the route designation and has all the necessary resource consents to progress with the Penlink project.

Penlink is a 7km long road will link the Whangaparaoa Peninsula to State Highway 1 at Redvale.

The four-lane toll road, which includes facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, will result in a journey 12-18 minutes faster for drivers who use the road and a journey that’s five minutes faster for drivers who continue to use the current road.

Project manager Theunis Van Schalkwyk says this project will help to boost the roading capacity of an area with growing employment and a growing population.

“Penlink will provide transport options for an area which currently only has one way in and out. To unlock the economic advantages of the area, this is a vital project.”

An agreement has been reached in the Environment Court with Green and McCahill Holdings Limited and Weiti Development LP.

Before any construction is done a staging plan will be written in consultation with the affected parties including Green and McCahill Holdings Limited and Weiti Development LP.

Penlink is expected to attract 16,600 vehicles per day and will use a toll system similar to the Northern Gateway.