Waka Kotahi and its partners are working to upgrade the state highway network in Northland to better cope with growing traffic numbers. The region is an increasingly popular tourist destination for national and international visitors alike. Northland is also seeing increasing commercial and freight traffic and we want to increase investor confidence in the region.
In addition, improvements to the network will provide more resilience during extreme weather, as well as improving safety throughout the region.
Benefits of this initiative
The projects that make up Connecting Northland will:
- support safer journeys
- improve the resilience of the roading network
- support the economic success of the region.
The investment will benefit the whole region as connections are improved between communities and facilities.
Connecting Northland is about creating a quality transport system – it's how we connect our airports and our sea ports, and how we make best use of rail infrastructure. It’s how we protect the network for the future.
Connecting Northland is a partnership. With with local councils, iwi and everyone in our communities.
The project works are creating jobs locally with a proportion of suppliers and subcontractors being regionally based.