We are making State Highway 2 (SH2) between Waihī and Ōmokoroa safer with the installation of flexible median barriers and six additional intersection (roundabout) upgrades.
These will be installed between Tetley Road and Esdaile Road as part of our Road to Zero strategy.
The inclusion of flexible median barrier was proposed early on as a safety enhancement to the current widening works and has undergone several stages of public consultation.
We are currently constructing at SH2/Rea Road/Tetley Road intersection which includes slow vehicle passing bays on exiting SH2 northbound and southbound. To read more about this work see our most recent update.
A second roundabout at Morton Road intersection is in the design stage with construction expected to begin mid-2022.
There is a lot to do across this stretch of SH2 and we cannot do it all at once. This rapidly growing region is undergoing significant investment, and it will take us time to implement all that is needed.