Safety improvements on State Highway 57 (SH57) from the SH1 intersection to Heatherlea East Road include a new roundabout at the Queen St/SH57 intersection, edge barriers, and wider centrelines. Plus, a review of the speed limits on SH57 from SH1 to Shannon.
On Monday 30 May, the northbound detour on SH57 between SH1 and Tararua Road was lifted.
There will still be work undertaken on this section of SH57, but this is able to be completed with both traffic lanes open.
Work on SH57 between Tararua Road and Queen Street East is in progress on the road shoulder.
Safety improvements on Arapaepae Road between Queen Street East and Heatherlea East Road will start after winter.
Traffic flow around the SH57 / Queen Street East intersection is restricted so we can build the new roundabout south/west area.
People heading south on SH57 are able to travel straight through the new roundabout
There are no right hand turns into or out of Queen St. East, west of SH57.
The temporary bypass road to Queen St. East, east of SH57, is open for traffic travelling north or turning into the road from the south.
People travelling west on Queen St. East, east of SH57, can turn left onto SH57.
All local roads remain open. We ask people to use the local roads nearest your destination and filter traffic across the whole network to avoid damaging the road in any one place.
If you have any questions, please email O2NL@nzta.govt.nz or phone 0800 685 528.
Alternatively you can write to us:
Ōtaki to north of Levin Project Team
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Level 5)
Private Bag 6995