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Project introduction

This safety improvement project aims to help reduce deaths and serious injuries on a popular tourist route.

  • Estimated project cost

    $2.7 million
  • Project type

    Safety improvements
  • Project status

    Completed

Project updates

Safer speed limit for Waitomo and Hangatiki
Media release,
SH37/SH3 to Waitomo - Overview Plan
Project maps, (PDF)

Speed limit change

New speed limits took effect on 28 September 2016. Find out more.

About the project 

This safety improvement project aims to help reduce deaths and serious injuries on a popular tourist route. The project will see sections of wire rope side barrier installed where there is a high risk of run-off-road crashes, improved signage and road markings as well as shoulder widening in some areas. Construction will start in April 2016 and is expected to be completed by June 2016. The project is expected to cost $1.8 million.

Purpose

To reduce the risk of run-off-road crashes on this section of road.

Benefits

This project will increase the safety of this section of road, helping to reduce serious crashes resulting in serious injuries and deaths.