A programme of works to improve safety and resilience of the Ōtaki to north of Levin transport corridor as well as planning to increase transport choice for the area’s growing population.
Next steps are underway in the long-term planning for a new transport corridor between Ōtaki and north of Levin, as well as to progress with safety improvements on the existing highway as an immediate priority.
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.
Find out more about project re-evaluations
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.
|Confirmation the Otaki to north of Levin new highway project is going ahead as planned(external link)||4 June 2021|
|NZ Upgrade Programme – O2NL details||29 January 2020|
|O2NL recommended programme of works (with corridor selection) [PDF, 87 KB]||12 December 2019|
|Next steps underway on O2NL corridor||4 October 2019|
|Plans to improve safety and resilience of O2NL corridor released and new corridor to be confirmed before end of year||24 October 2018|
Following earlier investigations and community consultation, road safety improvements completed in the Manakau and Ōhau townships included speed limit reductions, threshold treatments, landscaping, street lighting and road markings to provide safer cycleways/pull-off areas.
In late 2018 and early 2019 safety initiatives installed from Ōtaki to north of Levin included flexible posts on flush medians, static signs and high-risk signage.
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