About our project
Numbers can tell an tragic story.
40 people lost their lives and 123 were seriously injured in the past 10 years on the 83km stretch of State Highway 1 between Whangārei and Wellsford. We are making extensive safety improvements to the road corridor to bring those awful numbers down.
Because the corridor is so long, work has been divided into three separate pieces - the Northern, Central and Southern projects:
Northern – SH1 Whangārei to SH1/SH15 Port Marsden Highway
Central – SH1/SH15 Port Marsden Highway to the northern base of the Brynderwyn Hills
Southern – SH1/SH12 Brynderwyn Hills to SH1 Wellsford, excluding the townships of Te Hana and Kaiwaka
For some current information about the Northern project, go here.
Our project is part of Aotearoa's road safety strategy Road to Zero, which is aimed at reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on New Zealand's roads.
Road to Zero has set an initial target to reduce deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand’s roads, streets, cycleways and footpaths by 40 percent over the next 10 years.
For more about how we can do this, visit Waka Kotahi's Road to Zero page.