Warkworth to Wellsford

The Warkworth to Wellsford project is the second stage of Ara Tūhono Pūhoi to Wellsford - one of the seven Roads of National Significance (RoNS). The RoNS are essential state highways that the Government has identified that require upgrading to reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and support economic growth in New Zealand. Stage One of the RoNS between Puhoi and Warkworth will shortly commence construction of a four lane divided carriage motorway.

An off-line motorway, completely separate from the current SH1 remains the preferred long-term option between Warkworth and Wellsford and the Transport Agency is continuing to investigate this second stage of the RoNS.

Feedback for Phase 1 engagement has now closed and the project team is currently analysing the comments to help make decisions about the route and design. Approvals and applications for any resource consents will happen later in 2017. We will keep you updated along the way.


The Warkworth to Wellsford project is the second stage of Ara Tūhono Pūhoi to Wellsford - one of the seven Roads of National Significance (RoNS). The RoNS are essential state highways that the Government has identified that require upgrading to reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and support economic growth in New Zealand. Stage One of the RoNS between Puhoi and Warkworth will shortly commence construction of a four lane divided carriage motorway.

An off-line motorway, completely separate from the current SH1 remains the preferred long-term option between Warkworth and Wellsford and the Transport Agency is continuing to investigate this second stage of the RoNS.

Feedback for Phase 1 engagement has now closed and the project team is currently analysing the comments to help make decisions about the route and design. Approvals and applications for any resource consents will happen later in 2017. We will keep you updated along the way.


Warkworth to Wellsford

9 months

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