Stage two of Takitimu North Link project will involve construction of a new seven kilometre, four-lane corridor between Te Puna and Ōmokoroa. This includes:
- one lane in each direction prioritising public transport, vehicles with multiple passengers, and freight
- a separate walking and cycling path
- an interchange overbridge with ramps in each direction at the intersection with Ōmokoroa Road, and
- overbridges at Plummers Point Road/Barrett Road and Snodgrass Road/Te Puna Quarry Road.
Following a re-evaluation of the NZUP, the project was deferred to the long term. Dual-carriageway route protection and safety improvements will be prioritised in the short term. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have stated that the project will not happen by 2024 and is unlikely to occur before 2031.
|Jul 2023||Expected Contract Award|
|Dec 2024||Expected Construction Commencement|
|Dec 2028||Expected Construction Completion|
|Sep 2020||Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the hapū Treaty partners have formally renamed the two State Highway 2 New Zealand Upgrade Program projects. Under the renaming and amalgamation, the project previously known as Tauranga Northern Link from State Takitimu Drive Toll Road to Te Puna is now named Stage One of Takitimu North Link. The Stage Two of Takitimu North Link will extend that connection from Te Puna to Ōmokoroa.|
|Jan 2021||Ecological and ground investigations required for Stage Two of the project commenced.|
|Jun 2021||Following a re-evaluation of the NZUP, the project was deferred to the long term. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency stated that the project will not happen by 2024 and is unlikely to occur before 2031.|
Project website - NZ Upgrade Programme