Matt L wrote:But then Tauranga has monthly update on youtube and that comes under the same NZTA region
What monthly update about what?
Also Tauranga has its own NZTA office.
geoff_184 wrote:I think they want this one under the radar to downplay the fact they are building not one, but two expressways into Hamilton from the north. The existing road does actually handle the current traffic ok, so replacing 2 lanes with 10 lanes might get some people up in arms?
Um, have you tried driving down the existing road? Since The Base opened even with the existing one being widened out to 4 lanes it gets all sorts of congestion.
But anyway its rather clear that the Te Rapa section is the main connection to Hamilton and that Hamilton Bypass section is as per its name implies the section that bypasses Hamilton. Also the old two lanes become the Road to Ngaruawahia which is being bypassed, as per the other sections name implies.
I think once its all said and done the bypass will become SH1 and carry on past Cambridge and the Te Rapa section will become SH3 once the Southern Links project is done.