The Paerata Arterial is an upgrade to part of Sim Road and Cape Hill Road and a new road alignment at the southern end of the future urban zone that will improve traffic and freight resilience in Pukekohe-Paerata. It also provides a connection to the new Paerata train station. The connection between the Paerata Arterial, Paerata station and SH22 will include additional lanes for buses.
Reasons the preferred option is favoured include:
- Better integration within the future urban zone by attracting general traffic away from the future urban community.
- Improved resilience of the transport network for general traffic and freight between Paerata and Pukekohe.
- Upgrading the existing road will result in reduced landscape and visual impacts and less impact on ecological features like streams and wetlands.
- Upgrading Cape Hill Road will have safety benefits as the use of this road increases with development.
What might the Paerata Arterial look like?
The cross section on the left shows what the proposed arterial might look like. The proposed speed limit for the Paerata Arterial is 50km/h.
The cross section on the right shows the connection between the Paerata Arterial, Paerata Station and State Highway 22. It will include additional lanes for buses.
What are we proposing?
Please note: Routes are indicative only
Future train station
|North Island Main Trunk (existing rail line)|
|Future Urban Zone|