Project introduction

Waka Kotahi is working to make SH1 between Cambridge and Piarere safer through a variety of short and long-term solutions.

Road of National Significance

April 2024

This project has been identified in the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS 2024) as a Road of National Significance.

This page will be updated upon publication of the National Land Transport Plan later this year.

  • Project type

    Road improvements, Study and investigation

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Related projects

Our work on this corridor has several focus areas. Click on the project name to find out more information.

SH1 Cambridge to Piarere long-term improvements project

A 16km long, four-lane expressway extending from the southern end of the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway to the intersection of SH1 and SH29 at Piarere. This project also has a walking and cycling component.

road workers installing median barriers on a highway

SH1 Cambridge to Piarere safety improvements project

A programme of safety works focusing on median barriers, turnaround bays, and a roundabout.

See also:
Cambridge to Piarere work in progress

Long distance view of rolling hills and a highway road

SH1/SH29 intersection project

The existing T-intersection of State Highway 1 and State Highway 29 at Piarere will be upgraded to a roundabout.