Community invited to share views on SH50A Longlands to Pakipaki


The NZ Transport Agency is engaging with the community along SH50A between Longlands Road and Pakipaki to get their views on how the road can be made safer.

Acting Senior Manager, Systems Manager Frank Porter says that while this stretch of highway has not had any serious crashes in recent years, with traffic increasing it is important that they look to the future.

“We’ve already got plans for safety improvements on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway, and we’re now keen to understand what the issues are on the stretch of road between Longlands Road and Pakipaki to see if there’s opportunities to make this road safer.”

“We’re engaging with people who live near or along this road to get their feedback. If you don’t live on this stretch of road and are keen to have your say, we are engaging with the community at Houngarea Marae on 31 October,” says Mr Porter.

Transport Agency representatives will be at Houngarea Marae between 4pm and 7pm on 31 October.

More information as well as contact details for those who cannot make this are available at

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