Six projects along 6km of SH1 through Whāngārei will deliver benefits for road users. The development will provide a 4-lane highway between Selwyn Avenue and Tarewa Road and improve major intersections by removing bottlenecks and congestion, and improving traffic flow and safety.
The NZ Transport Agency, in partnership with the Whāngārei District Council, is working to help manage growing traffic numbers in and around Whāngārei. This particular stretch of SH1 is the primary strategic urban arterial in Whāngārei, as well as part of the route to the Marsden Point port and oil refinery, and the improvements will improve safety and make travel easier for locals and visitors driving, walking and cycling in and around the city.
The projects that make up the Whāngārei Improvements will improve traffic flows in and around the city – reducing queues, bottlenecks and accidents – making travelling safer and smoother for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
The project works are also creating jobs locally, with the majority of suppliers and subcontractors being regionally based.