This project will
Be connect Ruakura to the Waikato Expressway
Improve safety for all road users
Support and shape new housing developments in Ruakura
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Upgrading a section of Ruakura Road is underway which will create a safer environment for road users, pedestrians, and people on bikes.
We’re upgrading Ruakura Road to create a safer environment for road users, pedestrians, and people on bikes.
With the on-road section of Ruakura Road now upgraded, the team are now working on the final off-road works.
This priority project provides a critical link to the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway and supports our commitment of shaping a city that's easy to live in, explore, and connect.
The original Ruakura Road had deep ditches beside the traffic lanes, uncontrolled intersections, and limited kerbing, lighting, and footpaths. Upgrades to Ruakura Road make it safer for all road users.
The upgrade includes traffic lights at the intersections of Ruakura Lane/Ruakura Road and Ruakura Road/Knighton Road, as well as shared paths and dedicated bike paths off the main roadway for people to enjoy.
Last updated 4 July 2022