Speed limit supported 

A 64km stretch of the expressway will meet 110km/h speed limit standards. 

Waipā District Council will support raising the speed limit on SH1 Waikato Expressway when work is completed next year.

The feedback will go from the council to Waka Kotahi (New Zealand Transport Agency),
Waipā joins Waikato Regional Council’s Regional Transport committee in supporting the increase from 100kms/hr to 110kms/hr on 64 kilometres of the expressway.

In his report to Waipā’s Service Delivery committee this week, Transportation manager Bryan Hudson said the Huntly, Rangiriri and Longswamp sections of the expressway have been designed and built to be safely driven at 110kms/hr as will the Hampton Downs, Ohinewai, Ngaruawahia and Tamahere sections.

“This will mean that, when completed, 64kms of the expressway between Hampton Downs and Tamahere will meet the necessary design and safety standards for a 110km/h speed limit.”

A 16km stretch of the expressway between the Cambridge southern and Tamahere interchanges has had the 110km/hr speed limit since December 2017.

Submissions close with Waka Kotahi next week.

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