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Project Introduction

We’ve heard from communities that more passing opportunities would help ease driver frustration when sharing the road. We want your thoughts on the best locations to add more safe and effective passing opportunities on State Highways 2 and 35.

  • Estimated project dates

    Nov 2019–Dec 2023
  • Project type

    Road improvements
  • Project status


Project updates

SH35: Have your say by 6 December
SH35 have your say information sheet
Factsheets, (PDF)

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We know that the highways in and out of Tairāwhiti are long and winding, and travel through some unforgiving terrain. Communities and stakeholders have told us that more passing opportunities would help improve the experience of sharing the road when driving through these environments.

As part of the Tairāwhiti Roading package, funded by the Provincial Growth Fund and National Land Transport Programme, up to $33 million has been allocated for a package of passing opportunities on State Highway 2 (SH2) and State Highway 35 (SH35).

Project partner

Provincial Growth Fund logo

This project is part of the Tairāwhiti roading package, funded by the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF)and the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF).

The Provincial Development Unit’s Provincial Growth Fund has invested $32 million into fully funding this project.

Provincial Growth Fund(external link)
NLTF: Gisborne/Tairāwhiti regional summary

Project Contacts