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First look at pedestrian friendly 'SeaPath' connecting Auckland Harbour Bridge to North Shore

Detailed artist impressions of the proposed "SeaPath" connecting Auckland Harbour Bridge and Takapuna on the North Shore have been released by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).

The new pedestrian and cycle friendly path will hopefully ease some congestion in the notoriously busy traffic area.

An artist’s impression of how SeaPath could look alongside the Northern Motorway on the North Shore. Source: Supplied

New Zealand Transport Agency Director for Regional Relationships for the Upper North Island Steve Mutton is excited about the plans.

"SeaPath is a critical part of the walking and cycling network and a key project for the Transport Agency.

"We are meeting the Government’s goals around providing people with a choice in the way they travel; and a way to get from A to B that contributes to their health and good environmental outcomes.

"When we spoke to communities about this project late last year, the clear message was ‘get on and build it’. We’re delighted that the Detailed Business Case has been approved and that detailed design and consenting can now get underway," Mr Mutton says.

An artist’s impression of how SeaPath could look alongside the Northern Motorway on the North Shore. Source: Supplied

The route for the SeaPath was also released by the NZTA today.

Proposed SeaPath route. Source: 1 NEWS

The NZTA says the next phase of work on the project is due for completion in late 2020, with construction funding expected to be confirmed in 2021.

Artist impression of the proposed SeaPath. Source: Supplied