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SH3 New Plymouth to Hāwera (New Plymouth to Egmont Village)

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Project Introduction

We’re proposing safety improvements between New Plymouth and Egmont Village including a median barrier, roundabouts, safe turning opportunities and removing right turns out of Junction Street. We want to hear what you think. Consultation is open from 15 November to 13 December 2021.

  • Project type

    Safety improvements
  • Project status

    Investigation

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Project update – November 2021

Whakaputahia ō whakaaro 

Have your say on safety improvements on State Highway 3 between New Plymouth and Egmont Village.

Improvements being proposed include a median barrier, roundabouts at Mangorei and Kent Roads, two other safe turning opportunities and removing right turns out of Junction Street.

Map showing proposed safety improvements between New Plymouth and Egmont Village, including roundabouts, intersection speed zones, median barriers and wide centrelines

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Proposed safety improvements 

We’re proposing safety improvements on SH3 between New Plymouth and Egmont Village. Locals know their roads best. So, before we make any changes, we want to hear what you think.

Consultation is open from 15 November to 13 December 2021.

Find out more on the proposed improvements and tell us your views(external link)

To chat to the team, come along to one of our drop-in sessions or email the team at taranakiprojects@nzta.govt.nz

Drop in sessions

  • Puke Ariki Library
    11 Ariki Street, New Plymouth
    Wednesday 1 December
    3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Mangorei School
    502 Mangorei Road, New Plymouth
    Monday 6 December
    3 pm – 7 pm

  • Egmont Village Community Centre
    1299 Egmont Road, Egmont Village
    Tuesday 7 December
    4 pm – 7 pm

Speed review

Waka Kotahi are also engaging on Taranaki’s SH3, SH3A, SH44 and SH45 speed limits.

Find out more about this speed review and how to have your say

Project background

In 2018 a business case was developed for safety improvements on SH3 between New Plymouth and Hāwera. Following this, Waka Kotahi secured close to $2m in funding to design safety improvements between New Plymouth and Egmont Village.

The 9.75km stretch between New Plymouth to Egmont Village has been prioritised due to its high safety risk, with 77 accidents being reported between 2016 and 2020.

While New Plymouth to Egmont Village has been prioritised due to the high safety risk, safety improvements for the wider corridor between New Plymouth and Hāwera continue to be explored.

Since funding was secured, we’ve been exploring improvement opportunities and speaking with those that could be directly affected.

These safety improvements are being proposed as part of the New Zealand Road Safety Strategy, Road to Zero 2020–2030, which aims to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads by 40% by 2030.

Map showing crash data for locations along SH3 between New Plymouth and Egmont Village

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Project timeline

Timeline of the steps for the project - including the single business case (2018), design funding secured (2020), feasibility study (2021), safety improvements investigations (2021), community consultation (2021), finalise design (2022), share design with

Once we’ve heard what you think, we’ll work to finalise a design. We’ll then share the final design with you and apply for funding through the National Land Transport Programme to construct the safety improvements.

The National Land Transport Programme is Waka Kotahi’s commitment to a safe, accessible land transport system for Aotearoa now and in the future.