Stage 1 (includes 1A, 1B1 and 1B2)
The Papakura to Drury section (Stage 1) of the wider Papakura to Bombay project has been consented and is being constructed in stages under the NZ Upgrade Programme.
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Construction began on Stage 1A (green) in April 2021. This stage is contained predominantly within the existing motorway designation and was consented in 2020. It comprises upgrades to the motorway, while the additional land required for the shared path component of the project is secured through Stages 1B1 and 1B2.
Notices of Requirement and resource consent applications were approved for Stage 1B1 (orange) of the project in November 2021. These were approved under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 as the project is one of 17 projects listed under the Act.
The approval of Stage 1B1 consents paved the way for early works near the rail line beside Drury Interchange to start in February 2022. Early works have focussed on building new/replacement bridges over the rail line at the interchange, which will enable KiwiRail to electrify the rail line between Papakura and Pukekohe. Construction of the main Drury interchange upgrade will commence in 2024.
Notices of Requirement and resource consent applications were approved for Stage 1B2 (grey) of the project in June 2023. Stage 1B2 was separated out from Stage 1B1 to allow appropriate time and consideration of the project’s impact on Oopaheke, an identified site of cultural significance spanning both sides of the motorway at Otuuwairoa / Slippery Creek.
Design plans showing plans for Stage 1
Stage 2 of the wider Papakura to Bombay project is a planning project that will protect the route and land required for future improvements to the SH1 Southern Motorway between Drury and Bombay. There is currently no funding earmarked for the delivery of Stage 2, meaning there is no confirmed timeframe for construction at this stage.
Waka Kotahi lodged its Notices of Requirement for Stage 2 of the project with Auckland Council in mid-February 2024. This step begins a statutory process under the Resource Management Act 1991 that will provide greater certainty for the community and landowners of Waka Kotahi’s transport plans in the area, and protect the land required for future motorway improvements. We expect a decision on the Notices of Requirement in late 2024.
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There is a standalone project to install traffic lights at Bombay Interchange in 2024. Visit the ‘Bombay Interchange Signalisation’ tab of the website to learn more about this project.
Bombay Interchange signalisation