People are now able to travel 110km/h on the SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road and SH1 Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway.
The posted 110km/h speed limit is the maximum speed for safe travel in ideal conditions – it is not a target. Please adjust your speed depending on the weather conditions and environment you are travelling in.
- Watch out for the advisory signage which will alert you to the beginning and end of the 110km/h section.
- The speed limit for heavy vehicles and vehicles towing remains at 90km/h.
- Cyclists are prohibited on the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road but are permitted in the three metre shoulder of the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway.
- Keep left when not passing.
These two roads have been selected first because they are two of the best in New Zealand with safety features such as median-barriers and two lanes in each direction, which significantly reduces head-on collisions – a primary cause of very serious crashes.
The 110km/h speed limit section on the SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road is between the Paengaroa roundabout and the Domain Road interchange, and between the Cambridge Southern and Tamahere interchanges on SH1 Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway.
The NZ Transport Agency received almost 11,500 submissions from the public and stakeholders with 73 percent of the submissions in favour of increasing the speed limit on the two roads.
The submissions were received via the website, through email and post, and the Transport Agency’s Facebook pages. All of the input from stakeholders, road users and the community was considered when deciding whether the Transport Agency would proceed with the increased speed limit.
View details about the 110km/h speed management consultation.