On the Move

Final stage of Ring Road project underway

Work on the final stage of the Hamilton Ring Road, the extension of Wairere Dr between Cambridge Rd and Cobham Dr, is underway ticking another milestone box in the next chapter of the Hamilton story.

The project which is being jointly funded by the Hamilton City Council and NZ Transport Agency will enable Hamiltonians to get around the city more easily and freely and enable connection to the future bridge over the Waikato River to Peacocke.

The Council’s Capital Projects Manager Chris Barton says growth is about making sure we are prepared for the future while at the same time protecting and enhancing our great river city.

“This final connection of the Ring Road is an important piece of the puzzle for the city’s transport network. It not only improves transport connections in our city for those travelling by vehicles, bikes and on foot, but also future-proofs our transport network for our fast-growing city, while improving Hamilton’s liveability through delivering an excellent transport network,” says Mr Barton.

“Work will include extensions of shared walking and biking paths for people to enjoy. When completed, Cobham Dr will be raised to allow the four-laned Wairere Dr to pass underneath it.”

In June this year the Council adopted its 2018 10-Year Plan, a plan which embraces the opportunities growth presents as well as making the most of what we’ve already got.

Investing $2B in the city’s biggest-ever 10-Year capital programme to set the platform for planned, sustainable growth and to look after Hamilton’s future transport, infrastructure and community facilities and helps build a strong economy for Hamiltonians.

Over the next three years we are investing in other major projects in Hamilton, including;

  • Citywide walking and cycling network links
  • Road safety improvements
  • Public transport road upgrades
  • New road connections in growth areas.

The Ring Road is due to be completed April 2021.


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