SH2 Ngāūranga to Featherston speed review

Speed increases the likelihood of crashes and the severity of crashes when they happen.

A small reduction in speed can make a big difference, especially when cyclists or pedestrians are involved. Most crashes are caused by several factors, but even when speed is not the cause of a crash, it will most likely determine whether you survive a crash or walk away unharmed.

How speed reviews work

We are changing the way we review and set speed limits nationwide. Under the new Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022 (the new Rule), there is a new process which involves creating State Highway Speed Management Plans every three years.

An Interim Speed Management Plan (ISMP) is the first stepping stone towards this new way of setting speed limits.

Under the new Rule, Waka Kotahi will consult with community on the ISMP across New Zealand, for one month, in all regions, from 14 November to 12 December 2022. The ISMP includes the first set of proposed speed changes for SH2 from Ngāūranga to Featherston.

These changes integrate with intersection safety improvements, and the safety improvements proposed for SH2 over the Remutaka Hill.

Future speed changes, to align with future stages of safety improvements, will be considered as part of the full State Highway Speed Management plans.

You can have your say on these proposed speed limits as part of the ISMP at link)



Existing speed limit (km/h)

Proposed new speed limit (km/h)

Featherston south

West of Renall Street to northwest of Renall Street



Remutaka Hill

Northwest of Renall Street to south of Marchant Road



Kaitoke to Te Mārua (Upper Hutt)

South of Marchant Road to northeast of Twin Lakes Road



Brown Owl urban

North of Akatarawa Road to west of Mangaroa Hill Road



Moonshine Hill Road

East of Moonshine Hill Road to west of Moonshine Hill Road – northbound only



Owen Street to Grounsell Crescent

In both directions for Owen Street to Grounsell Crescent