The Akaroa Mail TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1914. METALLING THE SUMMIT ROAD.
.fr is ■urttifjing to think that within':the next ' i lv ■' months probably- the Peninsula' ►nd -f tb*\ Summit roau between the Hill lop and ibd JLong Bay road above Akaoa j/ill b i m" died from end to end. The audabte work undertaken by the Christ, church Su -rn?t Road Association is one that will involve a vast sum of money, and the time that will elapse before this Association has accomplished its object.viz., to link up the Summit road from Dyer'« Pasß to meet the Peninsula Summit road at the Hill Top, will be many years. The object for which the Association is striving is, however, to complete what will be one of the most beautiful drives in New Zealand. Fortunately, the Association has been instrumental in saving some of the original bush along the route the road will follow, and it behoves the Peninsula people to preserve all the bush that is anywhere near this road. Apart from the Christchurch connection, howeyer, our Peninsula Summit road is serving a very useful purpose, and it is, therefore,' very necessary that this highway should be well metalled and cared for; for it is from this road that those travelling along it 'pass down into the many bays on either side oE jts whole length.' During the past two years the County Council has. expended several £100 metalling the uninetalled portions, nntii now there only remains about 1000 yards of metal to be put on to make it as fine a highway as any other Peninsula road. As a main road, the County Council is justified in seeing that this road is made practicable for all classes of traffic, and the work of putting it in first-class order is one which might have been undertaken before. Apart from our local usage, it will become a very popular motor drive when it can be traversed from end to end.
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The Akaroa Mail TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1914. METALLING THE SUMMIT ROAD.,
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4408, 30 June 1914