The NZ Transport Agency has been investigating how to improve safety on State Highway 58. Over the past 10 years there have been over 200 crashes causing four deaths and 17 serious injuries on the section of SH58 between State Highway 2 and the Pauatahanui roundabout. SH58 is a challenging road to drive. The road is narrow with tight, difficult curves, and many access points and intersections.
The NZ Transport Agency is committed to improving safety on SH58. In 2014 we consulted with the community on a package of safety improvements. We received a lot of feedback on how we could improve our proposal.
Since the 2014 engagement, we have addressed some safety concerns by straightening some curves at Haywards Hill. We have also taken that feedback on board and significantly expanded the scope of the project so that we will achieve greater safety outcomes than the original proposal.