Answering your questions on the new Ōtaki to north of Levin corridor
We’ve heard from people with great questions about the project over the last couple of months. You may be interested in what we heard and the answers, and please get in touch with us if you have any other questions:
Does the New Zealand Upgrade Programme funding announcement mean that we now know where the road and intersections will go?
Not yet. We still need to complete further investigations and design work is underway to identify where the new road will ultimately sit within the preferred corridor. This will include considering the locations of interchanges and connections. The preferred corridor is typically 300 metres wide. The final design width of the highway is likely to be between 60 metres and 100 metres, with additional width for interchanges and new local road connections.
When will we know more about the location of the road?
The exact location of the road can’t be confirmed until the formal designation process for the new route is complete. We will, however, have a better idea of the route within the preferred corridor in the coming months. We’ll be sharing the proposed route alignment with property owners and then the wider community around mid-2020, and inviting feedback on the proposal. All going well, we will then be looking to confirm the preferred alignment and location of intersections around late 2020.
What’s happening when on the project?
Key dates for the project were part of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme announcement, including that construction would start in 2025 and be completed in 2029. The project team is working on developing the other key milestones for the project, and we’ll be letting you know about these once they’re confirmed.