- These roads are used for everything from commuting to freight to tourism. There are a lot of logging trucks on some stretches and an increasing number of people cycling.
- There is also development planned along these roads, which will make them even busier.
- We have other projects in the area, including our work on the SH30 Eastern Corridor, and we will continue to keep you updated. We know there are other changes people want to see, like making some busy roads four lanes. Reviewing the speed doesn’t mean we can’t make other changes, but it is one of the best things we can do now to prevent deaths and serious injuries on these roads.
- Our priority is to make this state highway network safer as soon as possible so that everyone living on, and using it, can get where they are going safely.
Speed limits on SH5 and SH30 are as high as 100km/h but the average speeds are much lower.
||Current speed limit (km/h)
||Average speed (km/h)
|SH5 – 80m north of Malfroy Road (existing speed limit change point) to 275m south west of the centre of the SH5/SH30 Old Taupō Road/Hemo Road roundabout.
|SH5 – 275m south-west of the centre of the SH5/SH30 Old Taupō Road/Hemo Road roundabout (new speed limit change point) to 493m south of Waipa State Mill Road.
|SH30 – Centre of the SH5/SH30 Old Taupō Road/Hemo Road roundabout (existing speed limit change point) to 148m north of Alfred Road.
||80, 60, 50, 70, 60, 70, 80
|SH30 – 148m north of Alfred Road (new speed limit change point) to 140m north of Rotokawa Road (existing speed limit change point).