Find out more about the project and share your thoughts
Share your thoughts with us today. Feedback will be open until Sunday 28 November 2021.
State Highway 1 between Whangārei and Port Marsden Highway is a critical route for Northland. Between 13,000 and 25,000 vehicles use the road each day.
The route has high traffic volumes and in places it’s windy, steep and difficult to safely turn into driveways and local roads.
In the past 10 years, 22 people have lost their lives and 73 people have been seriously injured in crashes along this stretch of highway.
Most of the crashes have been caused either by head-on collisions or by people turning onto or off the highway. While people can make mistakes while driving, we believe no one should have to pay with their life.
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 or reduce the impact of crashes and ensure people get to their destination safely.
We’ve put together an interactive digital map that details some of the safety concerns along the highway based on crash statistics and community feedback.
Local knowledge provides us with valuable insights into high risk areas where non-reported crashes, including regular ‘near-miss’ events and other safety issues have occurred.
Visit the digital map and share your feedback.