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Philllips Road to Puhoi speed review banner

SH1 L Phillips Road (near SheepWorld) to Pūhoi

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Project Introduction

We want to make your roads safer for everyone who uses them. There’s been a high number of crashes on SH1 between L Phillips Road and Pūhoi. We want to make sure that speeds are safe and right for this road, so we’re reviewing the current speed limits.

  • Project type

    Speed review

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What we know

  • Over 23,000 vehicles travel the route each day with vehicle numbers increasing.
  • There are tight and difficult corners along parts of the route as well as very narrow shoulders and poor visibility.
  • Between 2009 and 2018, there were 209 crashes on this stretch of road. 13 people were killed and 45 people were seriously injured.
  • People have told us that they feel that there is safety risk on the road at the Mahurangi West Road due to previous crashes here.

Along with the devasting effect on families and communities, crashes on this route can cause extensive delays and long detours if there are road closures.

Note: Statistics are correct at the time they were produced.

What we’re proposing

Based on what we know, we think the following speeds would be safer:

  • Reducing the speed from 100km/h to 80km/h on SH1 from L Phillips Road (near SheepWorld) to Kaipara Flats Road.
  • Reducing the speed from 100km/h to 80km/h from south of Warkworth to Pūhoi.

The proposed changes to speed limits would have minimal impact on travel time. Based on current average speeds, if we were to reduce the speed limit as proposed above, we estimate it will only take you 10 seconds more to travel this stretch of road.

Philllips Road to Puhoi speed review map

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How speed reviews work

More information about speed and the speed review process is available on the Speed Review Programme webpage.

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