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SH5/SH30 Hemo Road intersection

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Project Introduction

Construction of a new roundabout to replace the SH30/SH5 intersection in Rotorua will boost safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

  • Estimated project dates

    Apr 2016–Dec 2017
  • Estimated project cost

    $7.3 million
  • Project type

    Road improvements
  • Project status



The purpose of this project is to replace a high-risk intersection, ranked as the fourth riskiest in the country due to the high crash rate, with a new roundabout, reducing the risk of death and serious injury crashes.


The objectives of this project are to:

  • reduce deaths and serious injuries at NZ's fourth riskiest intersection
  • provide cycling and pedestrian access
  • provide reliable journey times.


The $7.3 million contract to build a roundabout at the intersection of State Highway 30 (SH30) and State Highway 5 (SH5) Hemo Road in Rotorua was awarded to Fulton Hogan.

Construction started in April 2016. The projects objectives are to:

  • increase safety at this high-risk intersection (fourth highest on the national list of high-risk intersections for safety (2013). Treatment of the worst intersections is an objective of the Safer Journeys Action Plan(external link)
  • enhance connectivity and integrate with the surrounding area and local roads 
  • provide cycle and pedestrian access across the state highway and integrate it with the national cycleway
  • create a gateway to Rotorua in partnership with Council and the local tourism businesses
  • provide enhanced stormwater treatment.