Updated: 20 September 2023

Whakatiki Street to Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

We’re making some safety improvements to State Highway 2 between the Whakatiki Street and Fergusson Drive intersections in Upper Hutt.

This project consists of the extension of median barriers along four kilometres of the state highway.

Parts of the road shoulder will need to be widened to accommodate the new median barriers. There will also be some changes to the road layout in localised areas, and roadside barriers will be extended at the Tōtara Park Road intersection.

As the project progresses, we’ll be working to make this section of SH2 safer for all road users. We’ll continue to keep you informed as we move forward.

Learn more about road safety infrastructure, including median barriers

Throughout construction, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the project team:


View larger Whakatiki Street to Fergusson Drive safety improvements map [PDF, 524 KB]

Work on the go

  • Drilling the post sockets, installing posts, building anchor blocks and the tensioning of the cables along the rest of the corridor

  • Line marking

  • Installation of new and relocation of some existing signage

  • Median barrier installation between Gibbons St and Tōtara Park

Work completed

The first stretch (just over 1.5km) of median barriers installed between Whakatiki and Gibbons Streets. In addition to this we've added 193m of additional side barriers around the intersections.