SH1 Cambridge to Piarere
Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
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The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
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Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
The State Highway 1 (SH1) Cambridge to Piarere long-term improvements project will see safety and efficiency improvements to SH1 between the end of the Waikato Expressway at Cambridge and the SH1 and SH29 intersection at Piarere.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) with assistance from Opus International Consultants have identified a favoured corridor for a new section of highway, spurring off at Karapiro north of the existing SH1 and connecting to SH29.
A shortlist of route options within the favoured corridor was released in October 2017. The route options are split into three sections along the favoured corridor, with 32 permutations of the route possible. A preferred option to be determined in December 2017.
In August 2018, the NZTA announced the re-evaluation of the project to align it with the new priorities set out in the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport.
In November the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) completed their re-evaluation of the project, recommending more short term safety improvements be done. The route for the extension of the Waikato Expressway to Piarere will confirmed through the business case currently underway, however development of the route is seen as a long term priority.
Details on funding and timing of the extension are expected in December once all project re-evaluations are complete.
Prior to re-evaluation the project was expected to start design and construction in 2020, and reach completion in 2024.
In addition to the long-term improvements, short-term safety improvements to the current SH1 route will start in December 2017 and be completed by the end of 2018.
Last reviewed: 04/12/2018