Waikato Expressway


National will build the Cambridge to Piarere expressway, delivering a 16km four-lane expressway between the completed Cambridge section of the Waikato expressway and the State Highway 1 / State Highway 29 intersection.

The Cambridge to Piarere section of State Highway 1 forms part of New Zealand’s most important transport corridor between Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga which accounts for a significant proportion of all road freight in the country.

Recognising the high volumes of traffic and freight in the area and the impact that has on travel times and increasing safety risks, it is important to invest in high quality
roading infrastructure to future-proof the transport links in the area and improve road safety.

This project will increase the safety of the road, support faster freight and vehicle connections between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, and improve access to the local community meaning we can maximise the opportunities for future growth.

You can read our policy factsheet here