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To reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on New Zealand roads, Waka Kotahi will deliver proven and effective safety interventions to make our roads safer for all users.

These safety improvements are being delivered as part of Road to Zero, to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on New Zealand's roads.

Current state highway projects

As at March 2021.

Region Project

SH1 Whangārei to Wellsford

  • Northern section – SH1 Whangārei to SH1/SH15 Port Marsden Highway
  • Central section – SH1/SH15 Port Marsden Highway to the northern base of the Brynderwyn Hills
  • Southern section – SH1/SH12 Brynderwyn Hills to SH1 Wellsford

SH1 Dome Valley
SH16 Brigham Creek to Waimauku
SH22/SH1 Drury to Paerata

  • Glenbrook Roundabout

SH1B Taupiri to Gordonton
SH23 Hamilton to Raglan*
SH23 Hamilton to Whatawhata
SH23 Waitetuna to Raglan
SH1 Cambridge to Piarere
SH1 Tokoroa to Taupō
SH1/29 Intersection Improvements SSI
SH3/SH37 to Te Kūiti
SH3 Awakino to Mt Messenger
SH5 Mihi to Wairākei
SH5 Wairākei to SH38*
SH1 East Taupō Arterial
SH27 Mangawhero Stream Bridge
SH3 Ōhaupō to Te Awamutu
SH27/SH26 to SH24
SH1 Bombay to Hampton Downs
SH25 Waitakaruru to Kōpū
SH2 Mackaytown to Waikino
SH27–SH26 Tatuanui to Waharoa
SH29 Matamata–Piako Boundary to SH28
SH5 Webster Road to Waiohotu Road
SH5 Waiohotu Road to Ōtūroa Road

Bay of Plenty SH2 Waihī to Ōmokoroa
SH2 Ōmokoroa to Te Puna
SH33 Te Ngae Junction to Paengaroa
SH2 Wainui Road to Ōpōtiki
SH30 Te Teko to Awakeri
SH5 Tārukenga to Ngongotahā
SH34/SH30 to Kawerau
Hawke’s Bay SH2 Wairoa to Bay View
SH2 Pakipaki to Waipukurau
SH2B/SH50/SH50A Hawke’s Bay Expressway

SH3 Waitara to Bell Block
SH3 New Plymouth to Hāwera*

Manawatū–Whanganui SH1 Ōtaki to north of Levin
SH57/SH1 to Shannon
Wellington SH58 Pāuatahanui to Upper Hutt
SH2 Masterton to Carterton*

SH6 Blenheim to Nelson

Canterbury SH7 Waipara to Waikari
SH1 North Canterbury (Ashley to Belfast)
  • Saltwater Creek to William Street
  • SH71 (Lineside Road) to Tram Road
  • William Street to SH 71 (Lineside Road)
Woodend Corridor safety improvements*
SH74 Marshland to Burwood
SH1 Rākaia to Ashburton

SH1S Bluff Highway/Elles Road
SH1 Mosgiel to Balclutha*
SH1 Ōamaru to Dunedin*
Ōamaru to Dunedin – Herbert to Hampden
SH1 Dunedin to Mosgiel*

*Investigation and/or business cases have been undertaken, and work is underway to try to get funding for some safety interventions.