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Projects that have been completed or are currently underway are listed below. We’ll add to this list as other upgrades get underway.

Region Project
Auckland   SH16 Joyce Adams Place
SH16 Kaukapakapa
West Coast Road, Kaipara Flats
Waikato

 

 

 

 

 

SH29 Hinuera

SH1 Tregoweth Lane, Huntly

SH1 Huntly Bypass, Huntly
SH27 Waitoa
SH27 Pohlen Road
SH27 Waharoa Road
SH24 Broadway, Matamata
SH26 Piako Road
SH26 Morrinsville, Ruakura
SH1 Kahikitea Drive, Hamilton
Bay of Plenty Pongakawa School Road
SH2 Paengaroa
Ohinepanea Road
Central SH2 Wi Duncan Road, Tahoraiti, Dannevirke
SH54 Kimbolton Road, Feilding
SH2 Ellison Street, Napier
SH1 McLeavey Road, Ohau, Horowhenua
Southern   

 

 

 

SH79 Rangitata
SH1 Kirk Road, Christchurch

SH37, Kirwee

 SH1 Winchester

SH1 Selwyn

SH1 Chertsey

SH16 Joyce Adams Place

We’ve upgraded the crossing surface to make it smoother and more hardwearing, and installed warning lights and bells, barrier arms and improved signage to give people early warning of the crossing.

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SH16 Kaukapakapa

We’ve installed ‘pedestrian mazes’ to make it safer for walkers, upgraded warning lights and bells, installed barrier arms and better signage to give people early warning of the railway crossing, and installed concrete slabs and drainage to improve the crossing surface for a smoother drive over the crossing and reduce the risk of loss of control crashes.

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West Coast Road

We’ve installed lights and bells to warn drivers when a train is coming, barrier arms, better signage to give people early warning of the railway crossing, and installed concrete slabs to improve the crossing surface. We’ve also widened the approach to the crossing and added a new sign with flashing lights for westbound traffic to give people advance warning of the crossing.

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SH29 Hinuera

We’ve installed rubber panels around the rail tracks to make them easier to walk or drive across, and improved signage and markings to warn drivers that they are approaching a level crossing.

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SH1 Tregoweth Lane, Huntly

We’ve installed new signs and markings as a simple but effective way to warn drivers that they’re approaching a level crossing, and upgrading the traffic island on the west side of the crossing on the state highway.

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SH1 Huntly Bypass

We’ve installed new signs and markings as a simple but effective way to warn drivers that they’re approaching a level crossing.

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SH27 Waitoa

We’re making the Waitoa level crossing safer by:

  • installing half-arm barriers to stop drivers crossing when a train is coming.
  • adding clearer signs and road markings to give people early warning of the rail crossing.
  • replacing the lights and bells to warn drivers that a train is coming.
  • improving visibility of the rail crossing by removing and trimming vegetation.

View temporary road closure details and use of stop/go signs.

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SH27 Pohlen Road

We’re adding clearer signs and road markings to give people early warning of the rail crossing. We’re also making the crossing safer by:

  • widening the northbound shoulder on SH27 to make it safer to turn right
  • widening the crossing area to provide bays for longer vehicles.

View temporary road closure details and use of stop/go signs.

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SH27 Waharoa Road

We’ve added clearer signs and road markings to give people early warning of the rail crossing. We’ve also making the crossing safer by:

  • adding a train-activated advance warning sign ‘Prepare to stop’ to give cars an early warning that a train is approaching
  • improving visibility of the crossing by removing vegetation.

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SH24 Broadway, Matamata

We’re making the SH24 Broadway level crossing safer by:

  • improving the crossing surface to make it easier to driver over.
  • installing pedestrian mazes with automatic gates to stop people from walking onto the tracks when a train is coming.
  • improving the pedestrian rail crossing surface to make it easier to walk over.
  • installing flashing bells and lights to warn pedestrians that a train is coming. Existing half-arm barriers and flashing lights/bells remain for cars.
  • adding clearer signs and road markings to give people early warning of the rail crossing.

View temporary road closure details and use of stop/go signs.

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SH26 Piako Road 

We’re making the Piako Road level crossing safer by:

  • installing half-arm barriers to stop drivers crossing when a train is coming.
  • improving traffic islands at the intersection along with some road widening so it easier and safer to turn.
  • adding a ‘prepare to stop’ warning sign and upgrading the flashing lights and bells as well as road markings to give drivers early warning that a train is coming.

View temporary road closure details and use of stop/go signs.

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SH26 Morrinsville, Ruakura

We’ve made this crossing safer by installing improved signage and active warning signs to give people advanced warning that they are approaching a crossing. Active warning signs are road signs with flashing lights to give drivers advanced warning that they are approaching a crossing or a queue of vehicles.

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SH1 Kahikitea Drive, Hamilton

We’ve made this crossing safer by:

  • installing a pedestrian maze, a specially designed walkway, to slow people down before they walk over tracks, prompting them to look up and down the track before crossing. Lights set into the ground flash when a train is coming to warn pedestrians who are looking down or at their phones
  • installing road signs with flashing lights to give drivers advanced warning that they’re approaching a crossing or a queue of vehicles
  • installing extra bays, known as escape bays, to give drivers a space to move into if they get blocked in on the rail line. 

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Pongakawa School Road

We’re making Pongakawa School Road SH2 level crossing safer by:

  • improving road signs and markings to give people early warning of the crossing
  • installing barrier arms and flashing lights to give people advance warning of the railway crossing
  • widening the road shoulder and improving site drainage.

We have already renewed the surface to make the tracks easier to drive across.

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SH2 Paengaroa

We’re making the Paengaroa SH2 level crossing safer by installing lights and bells to warn drivers when a train is coming, better signage to give people early warning of the railway crossing, as well as improving street lighting and clearing vegetation so drivers have better visibility of the crossing.

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Ohinepanea Road

We’re making the Ohinepaea Road SH2 level crossing safer by:

  • improving road signs and markings to give people early warning of the crossing
  • improving the street lighting so drivers have better visibility of the crossing
  • widening the road shoulder and improving site drainage.

We have already renewed the surface to make the tracks easier to drive across.

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SH2 Wi Duncan Road, Tahoraiti, Dannevirke

We’ve made this crossing safer by improving signage to give drivers advanced warning that they are approaching a crossing, and installing active warning signs (road signs with flashing lights) to give drivers advanced warning that they’re approaching a crossing or a queue of vehicles. 

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SH54 Kimbolton Road, Feilding

We’ve made this crossing safer by installing a pedestrian maze, a specially designed walkway, to slow people down before they walk over tracks by prompting them to look up and down the track before crossing. Lights set into the ground flash when a train is coming to warn pedestrians who are looking down or at their phones. 

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SH2 Ellison Street, Napier

We’ve made this crossing safer by:

  • installing a pedestrian maze, a specially designed walkway, to slow people down before they walk over tracks, prompting them to look up and down the track before crossing. Lights set into the ground flash when a train is coming to warn pedestrians who are looking down or at their phones
  • installing extra bays, known as escape bays, to give drivers a space to move into if they get blocked in on the rail line.

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SH1 McLeavey Road, Ohau, Horowhenua

We’ve made this crossing safer by creating a right turn bay on SH1 at the intersection with McLeavey Road, providing an alternative route for heavy vehicles, and installing underground cabling enabling the removal of above-ground power poles. 

 

SH79 Rangitata

We’re installing warning lights and bells and improving the track surface and replacing tracks.

We’re now planning further improvements, which will include improving signs and markings, widening a section of road shoulder near the crossing.

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SH1 Kirk Road

We’re replacing the railway tracks and renewing the road surface to make it smoother and safer to drive across.

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SH37, Kirwee

We’ve made this crossing safer by:

  • installing improved signage and active warning signs to give people advanced warning that they are approaching a crossing. Active warning signs are road signs with flashing lights to give drivers advanced warning that they are approaching a crossing or a queue of vehicles
  • changing the road and intersection layout around the crossing so that it is safer.

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SH1 Winchester

We’ve replaced the flashing lights and bells, and installed barrier arms to stop drivers crossing when a train is coming.

We’re also improving signs and markings to make the crossing more visible, and adding an advance ‘prepare to stop’ sign to give cars an early warning that a train is coming.

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SH1 Selwyn

We’re upgrading the crossing surface to make it smoother and more hardwearing. We’re also adding a ‘prepare to stop’ warning sign and improving road markings to give drivers early warning that a train is coming.

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SH1 Chertsey

We’re making this crossing safer by:

  • upgrading the crossing surface to make it smoother and more hardwearing
  • replacing the flashing lights and bells, and installing barrier arms to stop drivers crossing when a train is coming
  • improving signs and markings to make the crossing more visible
  • adding an advance ‘prepare to stop’ warning sign to give drivers early warning that a train is coming.

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