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The route north of Wellington known as the Centennial Highway from Ngauranga to Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki had been started in 1936 and was opened on 4 November 1939; the section north from Pukerua Bay is along the coast and below the Paekakariki escarpment.Supporters claimed that it will improve access to Wellington City, arguing that the existing coastal route is too congested, is accident-prone, and could be damaged in a serious earthquake.The highway would require an extremely steep gradient on its northernmost end and many opponents consider that it would thus not actually offer any improvement over the existing coastal highway.

On , after a series of public hearings, the EPA-appointed board of inquiry into the Transmission Gully proposal stated in a draft decision that it would grant resource consents for the project.The previous Mayor of Wellington, Kerry Prendergast, has described the project as "unaffordable".It has been suggested that making Transmission Gully a toll road would help resolve this problem and tolls would only cover a fraction of the funds necessary to build the highway.From SH1 at Mac Kays Crossing, north of Paekakariki, the route rises steeply to the Wainui Saddle and follows Transmission Gully down to Porirua Harbour's Pauatahanui Inlet.It continues south around the outer edge of the Porirua urban area, at one point crossing a 300-metre-long and 90-metre-high bridge, and rejoins SH 1 at the boundary of Porirua and Tawa.

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