The first stages of the Eastern Busway construction project are now ongoing and East Auckland is one step closer to experiencing high-frequency bus travel.
The first stage of the five stage project will include construction of the busway along Lagoon Drive and Pakuranga Roads, the transformation of Panmure roundabout into a safer signalised intersection and the addition of shared cycling and walking paths. This process is estimated to run over a two year period. With the final stages of the development plan due for completion in 2026.
Mayor Phil Geoff believes the Eastern Busway is a game-changer as it will significantly reduce journey times, ease congestion and provide local residents with a reliable public transport system for better employment and leisure opportunities. All factors which AMETI took into consideration as part of report indicating the busway project will generate around $680 Million of additional GDP over a 40 year period.