Project introduction

The Ōtaki to north of Levin highway project is the northernmost section of the Wellington Northern Corridor and will improve the safety and resilience of the transport network connecting Ōtaki and Levin, and the wider region.

  • Estimated project cost

    $1.5b (including contingencies) through NZ Upgrade Programme - costs will continue to be refined.
  • Project type

    Road improvements
  • Project status


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Preferred alliance partners announced

Ō2NL project partners NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA), hapū of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Muaūpoko Tribal Authority and have selected preferred tenderers, with a view to forming two alliances to support the ongoing development and delivery of the Ō2NL highway project.

The two preferred tenderers are consortia made up of:

  • Downer, McConnell Dowell, Beca and Tonkin+Taylor

  • Fulton Hogan, HEB, WSP and Aurecon. 

We anticipate entering into formal interim alliance agreements by May 2024, and look forward to introducing the new teams to the local community around midyear.

Ō2NL drop-in session – February 2024

If you have any questions about the new highway, come and see us at one of our monthly project office open days:

Ōtaki to north of Levin project office
171 Oxford Street

Upcoming date:

  • Thursday 22 February 2024, 12pm–6pm

Ō2NL project videos

In our new project videos, hear from project partners about what the new highway and shared user path will bring to the region, the positive legacy it will leave, and the partnership approach in delivering the project.

Project outcomes

Creating an enduring legacy

Mana whenua insights

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Project Contacts

Ōtaki to north of Levin project team –
More contact info
  • Phone: 0508 625 4636
  • Alternatively you can write to us:
    Ōtaki to north of Levin Project Team
    Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Level 5)
    Private Bag 6995
    Wellington 6141