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State Highways

Budget 2017 will invest:

  • $812 million to reinstate State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch following the Kaikōura earthquakes.

$9.17 billion over the next four years to deliver key roading projects around the country.

Critical investment in the roading networks of our cities includes:

  • The completion of Auckland’s Western Ring Route.
  • The Northern and Southern Corridor State Highway 1 improvements in Auckland.
  • The East-West Link in Auckland.
  • The Huntly and Hamilton sections of the Waikato Expressway.
  • The State Highway 1 Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway.
  • The Northern Arterial and the Southern Motorway Extension in Christchurch.
  • The Transmission Gully and Pūhoi to Warkworth Public Private Partnerships.

Key regional projects include:

  • The Whirokino trestle bridge replacement in Manawatu-Whanganui.
  • The Mt Messenger-Awakino Gorge corridor in Taranaki.
  • The Motu Bridge replacement in Gisborne.
  • 540km
  • 540 new lane kilometres of State Highways, Dual Carriageways and Motorways over the next four years.

Funding sources for investment in State Highways – Four Year Total

National Land Transport Fund $4.84b
Committed Crown Investment $1.00b
Public Private Partnerships $1.43b
NZTA Depreciation Funding and Other $1.90b
Total Transport $9.17b
  • Budget 2017
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