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State Highway 3, Awakino Gorge to Mt Messenger corridor

Submissions for this consultation have now closed. 

As part of the government’s Accelerated Regional Roading Package, the NZ Transport Agency is investigating improvements to this section of State Highway 3.

The 58-kilometres section of State Highway 3 from Awakino Gorge to Mt Messenger, which is part of the main route between New Plymouth and Hamilton, travels through rough terrain, and as a result is windy and narrow in places and prone to rockfalls and slips.

SH3 Awakino Gorge map

The Transport Agency sought public feedback on the current route and submissions on this project have now closed.

We received 251 responses to the survey from a range of submitters, including council, interest groups, and members of the public. We are currently collating the feedback.