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Project introduction

The Mangatawhiri Deviation is a two-lane undivided highway stretching from the Mangatawhiri Bridge to the Maramarua Golf Course, bypassing the Mangatawhiri village.

  • Estimated project cost

    $20 million to $100 million
  • Project type

    Road improvements, Road maintenance
  • Project status

    Completed

Project updates

Mangatawhiri deviation open to traffic
Media release,
Traffic switches to new deviation
Media release,

Purpose

The 7-kilometre Mangatawhiri Deviation aimed to improve safety by bypassing a section of State Highway 2 that has a poor crash record.

Benefits

The new alignment provides an improved, straighter section of state highway with fewer intersections. New eastbound and westbound passing lanes provide safe passing opportunities for traffic travelling between Auckland and Coromandel.

About the project

This project was completed in 2008. 

State Highway 2 is an important regional route carrying large volumes of traffic between Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsular, East Waikato and also the Bay of Plenty – particularly during holiday periods.

The seven-kilometre Mangatawhiri Deviation aimed to improve safety by bypassing a section of State Highway 2 that has a poor crash record, while new eastbound and westbound passing lanes provide safe passing opportunities. Grade separated intersections improve safety for traffic wanting to cross or join the highway.