In November 2016, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency awarded a Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract to the Northern Express Group (NX2) for the project. Under the PPP contract, the Northern Express Group will finance, design, construct, manage and maintain the Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway for the 25 years that will follow the expected six-year period to build the motorway. Full ownership of the highway will remain with the public sector.
The new safer, more resilient route between Pūhoi and Warkworth is expected to be opened to motorists in mid-May 2022.
For the latest construction updates, please visit the NX2 website at www.nx2group.com(external link)
For information about the previous investigation, consenting and procurement phases of the project, please read the project phases sections below: