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State highway projects

Our role in managing New Zealand's state highways includes working with the government and partners throughout the country to identify and respond to opportunities to improve safety, capacity and efficiency on our roads. One of our key goals is to support economic growth and productivity throughout New Zealand. Together, we develop projects based on thorough analysis and, where appropriate, extensive consultation to ensure they can be implemented cost effectively while delivering immediate and long-term gains to road users and the economy as a whole.

Currently active projects are listed below. For completed state highway projects, view the completed projects section in the navigation.

Updated: 26 February 2015

The Akerama Improvements Project covers a section of State Highway 1 near Hukeranui, 35km north of Whangarei, from Barnes Road to Rusk Road. More passing lanes are being built and tight corners are being removed as part of the safety improvement work.

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Building a higher standard, higher capacity road will help enhance economic development..

Updated: 23 February 2015

This project is to improve SH1 between Pūhoi and Wellsford in the northern Auckland region.

Please note that the dates below are for the Pūhoi to Warkworth section only

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Frankton Flats is located in the Wakatipu Basin, Queenstown..

Updated: 17 February 2015

Improved safety at this busy intersection is one of the key aims of this project. Another is to reduce traffic congestion by creating extra vehicle capacity at the main access point to proposed development of the Frankton Flats area.

The proposed improvements are part of the Wakatipu Transportation Strategy (adopted by the Transport Agency and Queenstown Lakes District Council) by providing additional road capacity, to meet the expected traffic growth generated by the continuing development of the Frankton Flats area

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  • Project type:
    • Safety improvement
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Kamo Road Whangarei.

Updated: 2 February 2015

The NZ Transport Agency is working with Whangarei District Council to improve the state highway through Whangarei... more

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Brynderwyn Hills.

Updated: 30 January 2015

The NZ Transport Agency is working on safety improvements to the north face of the SH1 Brynderwyn Hills, south of Whangarei... more

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Hairini Link.

Bay of Plenty

Hairini Link

Updated: 28 January 2015

The Transport Agency is working closely with Tauranga City Council to improve Tauranga’s central corridor.

The Hairini Link project is made up of the stretch of road between the Maungatapu and Hairini roundabouts (on State Highway 29), Cameron Road, including 15th Avenue, Turret Road and the Hairini bridge.

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Example of a variable speed sign..

Updated: 28 January 2015

State Highway 29 (SH29) over the Kaimai Range plays an important part in linking the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. It is known for its steep landscape, unpredictable weather and high crash rate. This trial is the first project of its type in New Zealand and aims to achieve safe and appropriate speeds in adverse conditions... more

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Tauranga Eastern Link..

Bay of Plenty

Tauranga Eastern Link

Updated: 20 January 2015

A highway recognised by the government as a road of national significance, the Tauranga Eastern Link is the Bay of Plenty’s largest ever roading project and a key strategic transport corridor for the region... more

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SH73 between Mingha Bluff and Rough Creek.

Updated: 20 January 2015

The NZ Transport Agency is redesigning a section of State Highway 73 within Arthurs Pass National Park. The section of highway, between Mingha Bluff and Rough Creek, is narrow at many points and has tight corners leading to poor visibility. This realignment project aims to improve safety, access and reliability while minimising environmental impacts on Arthurs Pass National Park. Construction is expected to begin in 2015.

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Updated: 20 January 2015

Curletts Road between Main South Road and Blenheim Road is an important link in the Christchurch and Canterbury transport network. Increased traffic numbers and changed traffic patterns since the earthquakes have increased traffic on this road to well beyond its capacity.

The aim of this project is to reduce congestion and queuing on Curletts Road between Main South Road and Blenheim Road, and on the surrounding streets.

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  • Project type:
    • Traffic management
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