Whangārei to Port Marsden Highway Safety Improvements gets the green light to go ahead, $270M approved.
Kia ora koutou,
$270M funding was recently approved for safety improvements between Whangārei and Port Marsden Highway as part of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP).
This funding is part of the Government’s NZUP stimulus package announced in 2020. It includes an investment of $6.8 billion across 20 transport projects nationwide to get our cities moving, save lives and boost productivity as the country recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.
The Whangārei to Port Marsden Highway Safety Improvements project aims to make the road safer and more forgiving of human error to help prevent further crashes, reduce the impact of crashes, and ensure the almost 20,000 people who travel this route daily get to their destination safely.
The project will provide additional safety measures between Tarewa Road in Whangārei and the SH15 Port Marsden Highway roundabout, including road widening, centre-median barriers, turnaround facilities, improved passing lanes as well as walking and cycling facilities and some signalised crossings in urban Whangārei.
The next stage for the project is engaging with communities to help inform and refine the detailed design.
We’ll soon be in touch residents, communities, and key stakeholders in the coming months with opportunities to engage with the project team and provide feedback.