26 January 2021
[FYI request #14261 email]
Thank you for your email
of 8 December 2020 requesting the following information under the Official Information
Act 1982 (the Act):
Can you please provide links to the modelling and reports detailing the expected improvement in travel times
(both peak and off-peak) expected from the double laning of the Mt Victoria Tunnel, along with the latest
expected budget for this piece of infrastructure (if necessary, bundled with the double laning of Ruahine St as I
understand that these projects are interdependent).
The Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme is investigating whole-of-city transport network solutions to improve
the transport network. The modelling information considers full network improvements, which include Mt Victoria
improvements as well as the Basin Reserve, Te Aro Trench, and Terrace Tunnel improvement projects.
Travel time information for key journeys in and through the city is on pages 20-21 in Section 5.1 of the Let’s Get
Wellington Moving Recommended Programme of Investment (RPI) and Indicative Package Modelling Report.
Mount Victoria Tunnel duplication is included in the Airport to Terrace Tunnel section. This paper is available on
our website at: lgwm-prod-public.s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/public/Documents/Technical-
The Let’s Get Wellington Moving – Cost Estimates for Preferred Programme estimated the cost of the Mt Victoria
Tunnel and the widening of Ruahine Street and Wellington Road to be $480M. This report is available on our
website at: lgwm-prod-public.s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/public/Documents/Programme-Business-
If you would like to discuss this reply with Let’s Get Wellington Moving, please contact Mel Weddell,
Communications & Engagement Manager, by email to [email address]