SH5, from Tarukenga (near Lake View Golf Course) to the SH5/SH36 Ngongotahā roundabout, has been identified as a rural road which can be made safer.
From 2015 – 2019, six people lost their lives or were seriously injured on this stretch of road. Most of these crashes were caused by vehicles running off the road or head-on collisions.
To reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on New Zealand roads, Waka Kotahi will deliver proven and effective safety interventions to make our roads safer for all users.
These safety improvements are being delivered as part of Road to Zero, to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on New Zealand's roads.
This project received $14 million in funding from the regional package of the NZ Upgrade Programme and $1 million from the Waka Kotahi Speed and Infrastructure Programme.
This investment will improve safety along the rural state highway and reduce congestion at the SH5/SH36 roundabout.