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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.

SH16 St Lukes Road to Great North Road.

Updated: 27 March 2015

Set apart from the five other projects that make up the Western Ring Route, the SH16 St Lukes Road to Great North Road upgrade project is jointly funded by the NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport.

MAJOR DELAYS ON THE NORTHWESTERN MOTORWAY

This Easter weekend we have major work on the Northwestern motorway from Thurs 2 April to Tues 7 April.

St Lukes Road overbridge closed to vehicles from 8pm Thursday 2 April to 5am Tuesday 7 April.

There are lane restrictions at Te Atatu Road interchange from 10pm Thursday 2 April to 5am 7 April.

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Te Atatu Interchange.

Updated: 27 March 2015

The Te Atatu Interchange is one of five projects currently underway that completes the Western Ring Route - one of the Government's seven roads of national significance to help promote economic growth.

MAJOR DELAYS ON THE NORTHWESTERN MOTORWAY

This Easter weekend we have major work on the Northwestern motorway from Thurs 2 April to Tues 7 April.

St Lukes Road overbridge closed to vehicles from 8pm Thursday 2 April to 5am Tuesday 7 April.

There are lane restrictions at Te Atatu Road interchange from 10pm Thursday 2 April to 5am 7 April.

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Roadworks on the SH6 Glenda Drive roundabout project.

Updated: 25 March 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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Clearwater roundabout.

Updated: 25 March 2015

Johns Road (SH1) between The Groynes and Sawyers Arms Road is part of the Christchurch’s Western Corridor. Traffic volumes on the whole Western Corridor are increasing and this is expected to continue into the future. To improve travel times, efficiency and safety on this section of highway, it will be upgraded to a 4-lane, median separated highway.

Project update

Downer started construction of this 2-2.5 year project on 15 September 2014.

Feb 2015 - Contraction on the Greywacke Road extension is well advanced. Site clearance is almost complete on Johns Road.

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  • Project type:
    • Roads of national significance
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Locality plan of SH2/SH58 Haywards Interchange..

Updated: 24 March 2015

The New Zealand Transport Agency has called for expressions of interest for a new grade-separated interchange at the Haywards Hill/Western Hutt roads [State Highway 2/State Highway 58] intersection, subject to funding being confirmed and an adjustment to the current Regional Land Transport Plan by the Wellington Regional Transport Committee. The work also includes realignment of the Manor Park highway connection, McDougal Grove and Hebden Crescent, a park and-ride car park and a pedestrian bridge to Manor Park Rail Station. The project has been designed, consented, and is ready for construction, and will take 2-3 years to complete... more

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Upper Harbour Highway to Greville Road Northbound improvements.

Updated: 19 March 2015

The Upper Harbour Highway to Greville Road Northbound 3-laning is the first project to start construction as part of the Government's accelerated programme of works to improve transport infrastructure in Auckland. This project forms the first stage of the Northern Corridor accelerated package of works which focuses on improving links to and from the Northern Motorway.

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    • Roads of national significance
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Updated: 13 March 2015

The Akerama Improvements Project covers a section of State Highway 1 near Hukerenui, 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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SH1 Ellerslie Widening Project.

Updated: 12 March 2015

The NZ Transport Agency is working with KiwiRail to progress Stage Two of the SH1 Ellerslie Widening Project. Stage Two involves the construction of an additional northbound lane from Ellerslie-Panmure Highway on-ramp to just after the Main Highway overbridge.

The widening of the motorway will increase this section of motorway from three to four lanes, ensuring a continuous northbound lane which will help to ease congestion and improve safety for merging traffic.

Stage One included the successful upgrade of the Ellerslie Train Station and relocation of the Main Highway overbridge piers.

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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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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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