|Another accident causing major delays. From the DomPost.|
There is a proposal on this particular segment of road for "grade separation." Back in 2007 resource consents were issued to construct a grade separated interchange between SH58 and SH2 in the area, which would remove the traffic lights and the dangerous intersections and slip roads (for example, you can see a truck waiting to get out of Manor Park with one of the damaged vehicles - imagine trying to merge into that traffic when it's moving at 100km!).
In December 2008 the NZTA board approved funding for design of the grade separation, at a cost of $1.89m. The whole project seems to be on ice though, with NZTA's own page on it noting that it has an estimated cost of between $20 - $100million (a massive difference in cost), but not giving any other details.