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Project introduction

Safety improvements on existing roads and roadsides are part of our work to make travel in the Ōtaki to north of Levin corridor safer and resilient.

About the project

We’re making improvements to the safety of State Highway 1 from Ōtaki to Levin and State Highway 57 to Shannon while we work to deliver the new highway within the next decade.

Safety improvements including the installation of median or side barriers, painted wide centrelines and roundabouts are being considered in these projects.

These short- and medium-term safety improvements were announced in 2018 when the Ōtaki to north of Levin project was re-evaluated to ensure alignment with Government priorities.

Find out more about project re-evaluations


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Project update

After public engagement in 2020, the State Highway 57 safety improvements project has now moved to construction.

Part 1 of construction started in May 2021 with the new roundabout at the SH57/Queen St intersection. Part 2 consists of minor road widening, painted wide centrelines and installations of stretches of side barrier. Construction is due to be complete in mid-2022.

Safety improvements on SH1 from Ōtaki to south of Levin is moving to public engagement in mid-2021.

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Project Contacts

Ōtaki to north of Levin project team –
More contact info
  • Phone: 0508 625 4636
  • Alternatively you can write to us:
    Ōtaki to north of Levin Project Team
    Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Level 5)
    Private Bag 6995
    Wellington 6141