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Te Ahu a Tūranga: Manawatū-Tararua Highway

The New Zealand Transport Agency seeks to designate land to accommodate a new state highway connection to replace the closed SH3 Manawatū Gorge route.

This corridor crosses the Ruahine Ranges immediately north of the Manawatū Gorge and south of Saddle Road.

The new 11.5km long road will include roundabout connections with State Highway 57 south of Ashhurst and with State Highway 3 west of Woodville. The road will have two lanes in each direction over the majority of the route, separated by a median strip. There will be a new bridge crossing the Manawatū River, a number of structures crossing unnamed streams, and property access underpasses.

Palmerston North City Council, Manawatū District Council and Tararua District Council are publicly notifying the Notice of Requirement and invite submissions under Section 169(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Key documents

Notice of Requirement documents are available on the NZTA website.

Deadline for submissions: 4pm Thursday 13 December

Download the submission forms below. There are separate forms for residents in the three different council areas.