The NZ Transport Agency is investigating improvements to approximately 30km section of State Highway 1 (SH1) from Ōtaki to north of Levin. This project is part of the Wellington Northern Corridor, which has been identified by the Government as a road of national significance. As a first step, we are focussing on improving the safety and efficiency of people’s travel at certain locations along the route.
Upgrading SH1 and SH57 between Ōtaki and Levin will improve safety for road users while ensuring we achieve the best value for money. The upgrade will also maintain efficient connections between the main freight hubs of Wellington (and the South Island) with regions to the north and east, such as Palmerston North and Hawke’s Bay.
Proposed features include diverting sections of the highway onto new road, finding the best places for people to pass slower vehicles between Otaki and North of Levin, widening the existing highway road edges, installing median barriers (including wire rope barriers), making road edges safer by removing objects like lighting poles or filling in ditches, replacing old and narrow bridges, changing intersection layouts and improving walking and cycling opportunities.
For more detailed project information
Visit our main Otaki to Levin project site