Safety improvements on State Highway 57 (SH57) from the SH1 intersection to Heatherlea East Road include a new roundabout at the Queen St/SH57 intersection, edge barriers, and wider centrelines. Plus, a review of the speed limits on SH57 from SH1 to Shannon.
Our contractor has changed work methods so the northbound detour can be removed from SH57 as soon as possible rather than in June 2022.
We expect the northbound lane on Arapaepae South Road, between Tararua and Kimberley Roads, will re-open during April, followed by re-opening the northbound lane on Kimberley Road, at the end of April.
After the road is open to two-way traffic, we will continue our work and install side barriers on the road shoulder.
Work on SH57 between Tararua Road and Queen Street East is in progress on the road shoulder.
Safety improvements on Arapaepae Road between Queen Street East and Heatherlea East Road will start after winter.
Traffic flow around the SH57 / Queen Street East intersection is restricted so we can build the new roundabout south/west area.
People heading south on SH57 are able travel straight through the new roundabout
There are no right hand turns into or out of Queen St. East, west of SH57.
The temporary bypass road to Queen St. East, east of SH57, is open for traffic travelling north or turning into the road from the south.
People travelling west on Queen St. East, east of SH57, can turn left onto SH57.
All local roads remain open. We ask people to use the local roads nearest your destination and filter traffic across the whole network to avoid damaging the road in any one place.
If you have any questions, please email O2NL@nzta.govt.nz or 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