The NZ Transport Agency is investigating State Highway 3 between Waitara and Bell Block to find ways to help improve road safety, reduce crashes and ease congestion. It is made up of two projects: SH3 Waitara to SH3A (managed by Safe Roads) and SH3A to Bell Block (managed by the Transport Agency).
NZTA has completed the first stage of community consultation, in the form of two open days which took place on 30 and 31 March 2017. They are now collating and analysing all the feedback received. This will be taken into consideration when making decisions on any preferred options to improve road safety and travel times along this stretch of SH3.