New Zealand’s state highway network has a vital role as the strategic road network for the country – enabling people to get to and from work quickly and efficiently, providing a convenient and robust route for freight and connecting communities. Keeping the network safe, reliable and resilient is a top priority for us. We work closely with transport partners throughout the country in planning, operating and maintaining the state highway network, considering its impact on the environment and the immediate and long-term needs of the businesses and people who use it.
Safety, efficiency and delivering roads that meet both present and future needs are the key principles underlying our operation of the state highway network.
A sound roading infrastructure is vital to New Zealand's economic wellbeing. Find out about the current state highway projects aimed at improving safety and easing congestion.