In 2018 a business case was developed for safety improvements on SH3 between New Plymouth and Hāwera. Following this, Waka Kotahi secured close to $2m in funding to design safety improvements between New Plymouth and Egmont Village.
The 9.75km stretch between New Plymouth to Egmont Village has been prioritised due to its high safety risk, with 77 accidents being reported between 2016 and 2020.
While New Plymouth to Egmont Village has been prioritised due to the high safety risk, safety improvements for the wider corridor between New Plymouth and Hāwera continue to be explored.
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Since funding was secured, we’ve been exploring improvement opportunities and speaking with those that could be directly affected.
These safety improvements are being proposed as part of the New Zealand Road Safety Strategy, Road to Zero 2020–2030, which aims to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads by 40% by 2030.
Now we’ve heard what you think, we’re working to consider your feedback and finalise a design.
Once a design has been finalised, we’ll share it with you and apply for funding through the National Land Transport Programme to construct the safety improvements.
The National Land Transport Programme is Waka Kotahi’s commitment to a safe, accessible land transport system for Aotearoa now and in the future.