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Puhoi to Wellsford Project

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Motorway consortium holds meet and greet

Two viaducts on the new 18.5km, four-lane motorway between Johnstone’s Hill and Warkworth have been removed to make the road more visually attractive, according to the construction consortium NX2.

Motorway group fronts ahead of construction (+video)

The group that will build the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway is already expecting to finish the project ahead of schedule, announcing plans to open before Christmas in 2021.

Safety upgrade for SH1

The Government will spend millions on safety improvements on State Highway 1 between Warkworth and the Brynderwyn Hills.

Residents have say on Warkworth growing pains

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People in Warkworth had the opportunity to tell transport planners what is needed to ease the town’s traffic woes on March 1.

Motorway could drive Puhoi projects

The Puhoi community is looking to get a series of stalled community projects off the ground in anticipation of funding becoming available from the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway construction.
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Matakana Link Road proposal creeps forward

A proposal to alleviate traffic from Hill St intersection is on firmer ground after NZTA and Auckland Transport announced plans to start designing the Matakana Link Road next year.

Puhoi to Warkworth motorway consortia shortlisted

A contract for the building of the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway could be awarded as early as October next year following today’s announcement that three consortia have been short-listed.

Highway information updates residents

Communities in Mahurangi were given the opportunity to view the latest stage of the 18.5km Puhoi to Warkworth motorway project last month.

Government decides on PPP for motorway

The Puhoi to Warkworth motorway project will be financed, designed, built, managed and maintained through a Public Private Partnership (PPP).

PPP for Puhoi to Warkworth motorway

The NZ Transport Agency has welcomed the Government’s decision to allow the Agency to finance, design, build, manage and maintain the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway through a Public Private Partnership.  

Puhoi to Warkworth road granted final consent

The NZ Transport Agency welcomes the final decision from a Board of Inquiry to grant designation and resource consents for the construction of the Pūhoi to Warkworth stage of the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance (RoNS). 

Holiday highway consents granted

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One of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the Mahurangi area has been given the go ahead. The independent Board of Inquiry on the $760 million Puhoi to Warkworth section, of the Road of National Significance to Wellsford, has granted the NZ Transport Agency two notices of requirements and 15 resourse consents, subject to conditions.

Draft report and decision

Media releases

Green Party: Puhoi highway won't help Northland roads 
National MP for Northland: All go for the Puhoi to Wellsford
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The Business Case for the Puhoi-Wellsford State Highway Project
This business case sets out the quantum and justification for funding of the investigation and reporting, specimen design and project documentation stages of the Puhoi to Wellsford four laning project.

Road of National Significance Project
The 38km Puhoi to Wellsford road of national significance (RoNS) will be developed over the next 12 years with the aim of making your journey easier, safer and more enjoyable .... Where’s the new road going?
The prospect of a road of this magnitude being built and speculation about the route can be unsettling for people, especially property owners. For this reason, the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) will be providing regular updates on the phases of development including how to have your say on the possible route.

Project Summary January 2010 [PDF]
This paper provides information on the context, strategic benefits and implementation plan for the completion of the Puhoi to Wellsford project, one of the seven Roads of National Significance (RoNS).

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