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Project introduction

The SH1/Tarewa Road intersection upgrade improves traffic flow and safety. It also improves safety for those walking and cycling with a shared path under the new bridge and signalised pedestrian crossings providing important links to Whangārei Hospital, Northland Polytech and the CBD.

  • Project type

    Road improvements, Walking and cycling
  • Project status

    Completed

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Summary

The SH1/Tarewa Road Intersection Upgrade was the last of six projects within the Whangārei Improvements package to improve the state highway through Whangārei by easing bottlenecks and congestion and improving traffic flow and safety.

Whangārei Improvements package

Construction on SH1/Tarewa Road Intersection Upgrade finished November 2020.

The SH1/Tarewa Road intersection upgrade improved traffic flow and safety. It also improved safety for those walking and cycling with a shared path under the new bridge and signalised pedestrian crossings providing important links to Whangārei Hospital and Northland Polytech and the CBD.

It included:

  • a shared path under the new bridge and signalised pedestrian crossings
  • traffic lights at the intersection
  • double lanes for north and south bound traffic (including replacing the existing bridge and installation of new free left turns on/off SH1.

Following public consultation, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency made the decision to permanently ban right turn movements into Tarewa Road to improve safety and traffic flow.