Waka Kotahi, Muaūpoko Tribal Authority and local hapū of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga are working together to create a positive legacy for the region while we build a new, safer and more reliable State Highway 1 from Ōtaki to north of Levin.
The new four-lane 24km highway will dramatically improve safety, improve resilience and provide better access to walking and cycling facilities for those moving around or through the Horowhenua District and lower North Island.
During the last five years, 72 people have died or been seriously injured along the route, making it one of the country’s most dangerous sections of road to drive.
The project is part of the Government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme.
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Government has confirmed its commitment to deliver the full scope of the project, as set out in the detailed business case.
Construction is expected to begin in 2025 and be completed in 2029.