An investigation into options to improve the safety and efficiency of State Highway 29 near Tauriko between Omanawa Road in the south west, to the junction with Takitimu Drive (Route K) in the north east.
SH29 serves several roles. It is a vital route for freight from the Waikato and Auckland regions going to and from the Port of Tauranga, a local connector road, and an inter-regional route for visitors to the Bay of Plenty.
The objective of this study is to identify a preferred route to improve safety and trip efficiency on SH29 between Omanawa Road and the state highway/Route K junction.
The recommended route will first and foremost support the efficient transport of export product to the Port of Tauranga. It will also improve the safety of the area, cater for projected traffic volumes and efficiency demands, and be sustainable.