Information about planned maintenance work and projects to improve the state highways in the Taranaki region.
During the 2020/2021 construction season we undertook a large programme of work to address as many issues on the Taranaki network as possible.
Thank you for your patience while we undertook this work.
We are currently planning our 2021/2022 maintenance programme. In the coming months we will be updating this page with information on this programme.
For information on current road works visit the Journey Planner website.
Please drive carefully through work sites, keep to the temporary speed limits and be respectful of our crews who are working hard to maintain the roads.
Roundabouts for high risk intersections and safety barriers are currently being designed. Initial safety improvements such as wide centrelines and removal of passing lanes were implemented summer 2021.
With support from the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is undertaking a project to seal 12km of unsealed road through the Tangarakau Gorge. Other improvements for the route are also underway with support from with support from the from the regional package of the NZ Upgrade Programme.
Improvements are underway on SH3 from Awakino Gorge to Mt Messenger to improve safety, resilience and route availability. This 58km section of SH3 is Taranaki’s main route north, it runs through rough terrain and is winding and narrow.