People will always make mistakes but there are changes we can make to the road so simple mistakes don't cost lives. We've investigated ways to make this stretch of road better.
Construction firm Higgins Contractors have been appointed to deliver this safety improvement project. The project includes three new roundabouts at high-risk intersections along the corridor:
- SH2 and Ngaumutawa Road (improving safe access onto the heavy traffic bypass)
- SH2 and Norfolk/Cornwall Roads
- SH2 and Wiltons/East Taratahi Roads.
The project will also deliver central median wire-rope barriers, a safe turnaround area near the Clareville Saddlery/Hughes Line, and improved line marking and road surfacing along an 8.6km-long stretch of SH2.
We’re aiming to complete work on the roundabouts by mid-year 2023, with the remaining physical works to be completed Spring 2023. Final surfacing and line-marking will follow later in the year.