The Government has committed $435 million to progress two motorway projects in Christchurch.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) announced on Wednesday the investment by the Government to build the new Christchurch Northern Corridor and stage two of the Christchurch Southern Motorway.
The motorways are the last projects to be built under the Government's roads of national significance programme. Contracts have been let to build the new $240m section of motorway to the north of Christchurch to help ease congestion, and for the $195m second stage of the Southern Motorway that is hoped will improve travel times and reduce serious crashes.
NZTA southern regional director Jim Harland said both motorways were pivotal for improving travel times for commuters.