A total of $1.3 billion will be invested through this NLTP on improving and establishing local roads throughout New Zealand to ensure safe and reliable journeys.
Investment in local road improvements will also improve the liveability of our towns and cities by supporting urban placemaking and intensification, improving access to economic and social opportunities, and improving connections between different transport modes.
Local road improvements carried out by local government will include activities such as road resurfacing, pavement renewals, general maintenance, improvements to walking and cycling facilities, and high productivity motor vehicles (HPMV) strengthening at key locations.
A range of safety interventions will also be delivered within the next three years to make local roads and roadsides more forgiving in the event of human error or mechanical fault, and to protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. Interventions will include median and roadside barriers, intersection improvements such as roundabouts, measures to improve safety for motorcycles, safety enhancements for walking and cycling such as better lane separation, and speed management.