Once complete, the Western Ring Route will be an alternative to Auckland’s State Highway 1, linking Manukau, Auckland, Waitakere and the North Shore, improving network resilience, travel time reliability and bus shoulder lanes, and upgrading cycleway and pedestrian facilities.
The Western Ring Route will create a 48km alternative route around Auckland, reducing dependence on State Highway 1, particularly the Auckland Central Business District and Auckland Harbour Bridge. It is one of the government’s roads of national significance projects due to the contribution it will make to regional and national growth.
Support economic transformation as a major freight corridor, enabling good and services to move safety and more steadily throughout NZ
Improve the resilience and performance of Auckland’s transport network, increasing capacity, protecting our infrastructure against the elements and providing and alternative route in the event of an incident on the network
Provide better public transport and cycleway connections, and unlock the growth potential of development hubs along the length of the corridor
Improve travel time reliability from the west to the south, the north to Manukau and from the CBD to the airport
Allow for current and future traffic demands by providing new transport capacity for the fast-growing Western suburbs of Auckland and linking them with the airport and other important growth destinations