Since becoming part of the New Zealand landscape, state highways have provided a convenient way to get to work, do business and generally get around. Providing for the movement of people and freight is an important part of our contribution to the economy. It’s our responsibility to ensure the highways continue to do this, by operating the network effectively and efficiently and ensuring a safe, predictable driving environment. Our work involves addressing congestion and ensuring roads can be used by a range of transport types, and are reliable and accessible for both people and freight.
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How we’re harnessing technology and research to develop solutions that ensure the network contributes to the country’s productivity and economic development.
The Transport Agency takes its social and environmental responsibilities seriously. This is reflected in external and internal strategy and policy documents that the NZTA is required to implement, including the State Highway Environmental Plan.
Our safe road system, safety plans and safety-focused initiatives are helping to reduce death and serious injuries resulting from road crashes on state highways.
Knowing how often roads are used and the number and types of vehicles use them helps us to make informed decisions – for today and the future.