Building on past investigations, the re-evaluation of the Ōtaki to north of Levin project in 2018 recognised that it aligned with Government priorities, following re-focussing of the project to prioritise safety, access to social and economic opportunities, transport choice, and resilience.
These plans include delivering short- and medium-term safety improvements, designating for a new route which will have allowance for four lanes in the future and working to enhance public transport options and improve amenity within Levin.
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Funded through the NZ Upgrade Programme, the new 24 kilometre highway and shared walking and cycling path has an estimated project cost of $1.5b (including contingencies) - costs will continue to be refined.
Find out more about the NZ Upgrade Programme