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Project introduction

There are a number of projects coming up to improve the safety and resilience of SH1 in the Taupō area, starting with Te Pōporo/Bulli Point in February 2020.

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    Road maintenance
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Te Pōporo/Bulli Point maintenance programme 2020

Works to improve the quality and longevity of State Highway 1 at Te Pōporo/Bulli Point, south of Taupō, will get underway from Sunday 16 February

The programme includes the installation of a roadside culvert, the construction of retaining walls on both sides of Te Pōporo/Bulli Point to protect against subsidence, and asphalt resurfacing along 2.2km of the highway.

The first big piece of work will be the construction of retaining walls on both sides of Te Pōporo/Bulli Point, to protect against subsidence.

The Transport Agency acknowledges that the work will be an inconvenience to motorists, however, combining the work is much more efficient for road users and the community as it minimises the duration of closures.

These works are needed to avoid significant issues that would see the road closed completely for a much longer period in the future.

SH1 East Taupo Arterial – safety improvements

As part of the Safe Network Programme, the Transport Agency is investing $13 million to make this stretch of state highway safer. The improvements cover a 12km stretch of state highway, between the Wairakei roundabout on State Highway 1 and the State Highway 5 Napier/Taupo Road roundabout.

Find out more about the safety improvements