New tolling interchanges for TEL

NZTA says everyone who uses the TEL should pay for their trip.

Tolling points at two new interchanges are being planned for the Tauranga Eastern Link.

The New Zealand Transport Agency says the new tolling points have been proposed for the Papamoa East Interchange.

NZTA’s principal transport planner Mark Haseley says the NZ Transport Agency is working with Tauranga City Council to consider potentially bringing the construction of the Papamoa East interchange forward.

"The interchange would  support growth in the Te Tumu area. We also need to confirm how the interchange would work with the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road.

"To ensure fairness for all users of the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road, people travelling via any proposed interchange should pay for their trip.

"Further work needs to be completed to confirm how this would be implemented in detail, without adversely affecting planned growth in the area."

Mark says people would be tolled at the interchange entrance point heading west towards the City.

He says the case for tolling the TEL was supported when consultation was undertaken in 2009.

"We are now working through how we would integrate additional interchanges into the toll system with our regional partners.

"Tolling the interchange goes towards repaying the cost of the Tauranga Eastern Link construction."




Posted on 17-04-2018 23:30 | By MISS ADVENTURE

Teh road buidl was brought forward only five years, so the tolls should only apply for that period, maximum. In fact buildign 5 years early should be cheaper and so no tolls at all would then be needed.

Nothing but Theft

Posted on 17-04-2018 19:52 | By Taffy

Money grabbing , before long they will try to put Tolls back on the Bridge and on State Highway 29.While they are at it put one on the Welcome Bay underpass and if you ever get round to it, Turret Rd if it gets 4 lanes. Truly Tauranga-Toll Capital of NZ

Stick ya Tolls

Posted on 17-04-2018 14:57 | By Makkas1313

Why is it Tauranga has two of the three toll roads in New Zealand? Auckland gets a big hole in the ground to drive through for nothing. Check their fuel prices - just the same as ours! Who is paying for transmission gully in Wellington - not a toll who is paying for the new bridge at Foxton? Not a toll . . . so why do we have to fund extra revenue for a petrol tax funded roading nightmare????

Great news...

Posted on 17-04-2018 11:48 | By mutley

NZTA to suck more money out of the Western Bay of Plenty while SH2 between Tauranga and Katikati remains essentially ignored. The latest round of "safety improvements" are a complete waste of time and money which miss solving the safety issues at each and every intersection that has been "improved".

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