Waikato Expressway has become even more express: 110kph speed limit confirmed

Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced that faster trips between Hampton Downs and Tamahele will be allowed.

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Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced that faster trips between Hampton Downs and Tamahele will be allowed.

Drivers can drive on the Waikato Highway between Hampton Downs and Tamahele at 110kph.

The section that bypasses Hamilton, the last part of the highway, is scheduled to open in mid-July, and it was previously said that the new road would be 35 minutes behind the trip between Auckland and Terrau.

The 110kph speed limit was announced Tuesday by Minister of Transport Michael Wood.

“Once completed, we will be able to safely travel 78km in a row on a 110kph four-lane highway in the median strip from Hampton Downs to the south of Cambridge,” Wood said.

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The Hamilton section of the Waikato Highway is only a few weeks old.

“The Waikato Highway is the main transportation route in the Waikato region, connecting Auckland with the agricultural and business centers of central North Island.”

“The new speed limit applies to the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway, which is scheduled to open in mid-July, and the remaining Hampton Downs, Ngal Awahia, and Tamahele sections that are currently being upgraded to meet the required design and safety standards. I’ll do it, “said Michael Wood.

According to Wood, the new restrictions will be applied from July 13th, which was possible due to features such as the road having at least two lanes in each direction, a median strip in the center, and no large curves. ..

Higher speed limits apply to the 78 km section of the highway.

Waka Kotahi

Higher speed limits apply to the 78 km section of the highway.

According to Wakako Tahi, this road is designed and built to be “one of the best roads in New Zealand”.

When the organization consulted on raising the speed limit, most of the 744 submissions were in favor.

“Highways will improve economic growth and productivity through more efficient movement of people and cargo as a result of increased capacity and passage of opportunities,” Wood said.

For more information on speed limits and consultation results, please visit the Waka Kotahi website.

The complete Waikato Expressway is 102 km long and has been in operation since January 2009.

Its last work, the Hamilton section, stretches for 21.8km and began spinning turf in March 2016.

The Hamilton section of the highway is scheduled to open in mid-July.

Christel Yardley / Stuff

The Hamilton section of the highway is scheduled to open in mid-July.

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