Learn more about Te Ara Tūtohu at this week’s community drop-in session


The Waitara to Bell Block safety improvements project will be the topic of discussion at a community drop-in session this Wednesday.

Waka Kotahi and its project partners Manukorihi, Ngāti Rahiri, Otaraua, Pukerangiora, Puketapu Hapū, Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa and New Plymouth District Council are inviting people to the session this Wednesday at Whai Tapuwae Nō Rongo, 17 Princess Street, Clifton Park, Waitara.

Come along any time between 4 and 7pm to meet the team and find out more about how we’re making the road safer for everyone.

The Princess Street roundabout and underpass, the Waitara Road roundabout, and flexible median barrier will be the focus topics at this session.

As well as learning about the project, people will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from New Plymouth District Council about the Coastal Walkway project and Let’s Go programmes.

Waka Kotahi and its partners want to hear people’s feedback and suggestions as the input from local communities is a really important part of any project.

State Highway 3 is an important connection between New Plymouth, Waitara and beyond. It connects the Taranaki and Waikato regions, providing an important link for Port Taranaki, the New Plymouth Airport and major industries to the rest of the upper North Island.

Te Ara Tūtohu: Waitara to Bell Block safety improvements are delivering to New Zealand’s Road Safety Strategy, Road to Zero 2020 – 2030, which aims to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads by 40% by 2030.

For further information about Te Ara Tūtohu, please visit the project page to sign up to email updates.

Te Ara Tūtohu: Waitara to Bell Block