The Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway starts south of the existing Tamahere interchange and runs for 16km, ending around 2.5km south of Cambridge where it connects with the existing State Highway 1. It was completed in December 2015.
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When complete the Waikato Expressway will be the key strategic transport corridor for the Waikato region, connecting Auckland to the agricultural and business centres of Waikato and Bay of Plenty. It will improve economic growth and productivity by more efficiently moving people and freight.
link SH1 south of Tamahere to the existing SH1 south of Cambridge
reduce traffic congestion and intersection delays
improve safety through Cambridge by significantly reducing through traffic
improve safety for local pedestrians, horse riders, cyclists and traffic
reduce traffic noise in Cambridge town.