Commuters saving up to 23 minutes a day by using Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway

  • 02 Feb 2016


People are shaving up to 23 minutes off their daily commute between Cambridge and Hamilton using the new Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway, the NZ Transport Agency says.
Approximately 15,000 vehicles per day have been using the new road since it opened on December 16 last year.
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The Transport Agency’s Hamilton highway manager, Kaye Clark, says monitoring over the last month has shown drivers are saving between 10 and 13 minutes each trip past Cambridge by not having to go through the town and get caught in queues.
“At peak travel times in the morning, north-bound traffic is saving 13 minutes off their journey and in the afternoon people travelling south have taken 10 minutes off their travel time,” Mrs Clark says.
“That’s up to 23 minutes a day on a round trip that people don’t have to spend sitting in their cars.
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