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Project introduction

This project will improve road safety on State Highway 22 between the Drury turn off from SH1 and Paerata township.

  • Estimated project cost

    $40-50 million
  • Project type

    Safety improvements
  • Project status


Project updates

Project information

State Highway 22 (SH22) is a top priority project, to help reduce crashes and save lives on this busy corridor. The Safe Roads Alliance will investigate road and roadside safety improvements that can be implemented along this route in the next 2-3 years.

The Safe Roads Alliance will investigate, consent and deliver safety solutions that will support SH22 in the short to medium term, and will complement other transport improvements required to support growth in the area over the next one to two decades.

In the last ten years, there have been 25 crashes along this route where nine people have lost their lives and a further 36 have been seriously injured. Currently there are 15,000 - 25,000 vehicles using SH22 daily and as the population grows in the wider area these numbers will rise, increasing the risk of crashes occurring.

The safety improvements under consideration for SH22 include:

  • Median treatments (widened centreline and median barriers)
  • Reconfiguration of passing lanes
  • Right Turn facilities at high-medium risk intersections (including Jesmond, Oira and Burberry Roads)
  • Glenbrook Road and Great South Road intersection improvements
  • Shoulder treatments (widening and side barriers)
  • Review of Speed limits


This project will increase the safety of this section of road, helping to reduce serious crashes resulting in serious injuries and deaths.