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Project introduction

We want to improve the safety of this stretch of the highway by installing side barriers to reduce the risk of run-off-road crashes. We'll also add rumble strips to parts of the road, improve signage, widen shoulders and improve intersections.

  • Estimated project cost

    $7.3 million
  • Project type

    Safety improvements
  • Project status


Project updates

SH3/SH37 to Te Kuiti safety improvements map
Project maps, (PDF)
SH3/SH37 Hangatiki to Te Kuiti information sheet
Project posters, (PDF)
SH3/SH37 Hangatiki to Te Kuiti project map
Project maps, (PDF)

Project overview

This project aims to make the 9km section of State Highway 3, from the State Highway 37 intersection at Hangatiki through to the township of Te Kuiti, safer for everyone. This section of the highway is classified as a medium to high-risk crash zone. 

 Safety Improvements include:

  • Roadside safety barriers to high risk locations to stop vehicles running off the road.
  • Improving some intersections. 
  • Centreline and roadside rumble strips.