Pukekohe Arterials

The Pukekohe Arterials will provide connections to the future urban zones in Pukekohe. These arterial routes will connect people with key local destinations, provide connectivity and greater access to the wider transport network, and provide an alternative route to the current main road through the Pukekohe town centre. This is especially important for redirecting heavy freight traffic away from the town centre and to support the vision of the Pukekohe Masterplan to make Pukekohe an "even better place to live, work and relax".

The Pukekohe Arterials project includes:

  • The Pukekohe North East Arterial
  • The Pukekohe South East Arterial
  • The Pukekohe North West Arterial
  • The Pukekohe South West Arterial.

Pukekohe North East Arterial

The Pukekohe North East Arterial is a two-lane road. It will connect with SH22 and cross the rail corridor at Butcher Road (paper road section*). The route also involves an upgrade of Grace James Road and forms a new connection with Pukekohe East Road.

The route will reduce vehicles travelling through Pukekohe town centre and will provide new connections for public transport, walking, and cycling.

Reasons the preferred option is favoured include:

  • Greater integration with future urban zones to the east of the proposed route.
  • It improves access and resilience for all transport modes.
  • It is less complex to construct, including less earthworks and a shorter bridge span at the rail crossing.
  • Upgrading an existing road will make best use of resources and result in fewer impacts on streams, ecology and visual amenity and property.

*A 'paper road' is a legally-recognised road that is undeveloped or partly formed but can provide public access to a particular area or feature.

Pukekohe South East Arterial

The Pukekohe South East Arterial includes an upgrade to Golding Road and a new connection within the future urban zone crossing the rail corridor to Svendsen Road.

The route will redirect vehicles and freight away from the town centre. It will provide increased network resilience with an additional rail crossing and will result in increased connectivity to the existing Pukekohe rail station and to the strategic network through Pukekohe East Road. It also provides an additional option for public transport, walking and cycling.

Reasons the preferred option is favoured include:

  • It provides a direct connection and is centrally located in a future urban area serving a good future residential catchment.
  • Forms an intersection with Golding Road in the least challenging topography.

Pukekohe North West Arterial

The Pukekohe North West Arterial includes upgrades of existing roads at Helvetia Road, Gun Club Road (paper road*) and Butcher Road. It also includes a new alignment within the future urban area located to the south of the Glenbrook Rail Line and connects to SH22.

The route will create a safe connection to the west of Pukekohe and will help redirect traffic away from the town centre. It will improve access for public transport, walking, cycling and motorists.

Reasons the preferred option is favoured include:

  • It uses existing roads (including a paper road*)
  • The preferred route integrates better with future development.
  • Less effects on vegetation and avoids mature indigenous trees to the west of Helvetia Road.
  • Is less complex to construct.

*A 'paper road' is a legally-recognised road that is undeveloped or partly formed but can provide public access to a particular area or feature.


Pukekohe South West Arterial

This section of the Pukekohe Arterials did not require options assessment because the upgrade to walking and cycling will be contained within the existing road reserve as much as possible. The route follows Nelson Street West from Manukau Road, Ward Street, Puni Road, West Street and Helvetia Road to connect with the Pukekohe North West Arterial.


What are we proposing?

Please note: Routes are indicative only

Legend

North Island Main Trunk (existing rail line)

Pukekohe South East Arterial

Pukekohe South West Arterial

Pukekohe North East Arterial

Pukekohe North West Arterial

Future Urban Zone

Existing Pukekohe train station