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Project introduction

The Newmarket Connection project will see the existing Newmarket Viaduct (flyover) replaced with a wider, stronger, more sustainable new motorway bridge.

  • Estimated project dates

    Oct 2008–Dec 2012
  • Estimated project cost

    $100 million +
  • Project type

    Bridge replacement
  • Project status



The project enhances southbound motorway capacity over Newmarket, releasing the benefits of previous upgrades to Auckland’s central motorway junction. An urban design integrated approach also provides significant benefits for the surrounding Newmarket community.


  • Enhanced motorway capacity and safety.
  • Increased seismic integrity through key motorway link.
  • Connects more appropriately with surrounding environment and provides opportunity for more progressive local land use.
  • Facilitates better pedestrian links through Newmarket.

Our partners

Project delivery by NGA Newmarket, and alliance of the NZ Transport Agency, Leighton Contractors, Fulton Hogan, VSL, Beca, URS, Tonkin & Taylor and Boffa Miskell.


Viaduct route

Newmarket Viaduct route


The Newmarket Viaduct Replacement Project will be completed in stages over 49 months. In addition to replacing the bridge, the scope incorporates realignment of the on-and off-ramps and significant urban design and landscaping initiatives around Newmarket.

Note: This is an indicative programme and may be subject to change.

Construction timeline

Construction timeline