Road works for miles and miles

Having had months of disruption as a result of the road widening in Kumeu we are now in for the same chaos and crawling traffic all the way from Huapai to Waimauku!  Below is an update from the contractors Fulton Hogan.  Ed

SH16 Brigham Creek to Waimauku Safety Improvements – Stage 1 Huapai to Waimauku

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is working toward a vision for Aotearoa where no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads. Safety improvements in infrastructure, including the SH16 Brigham Creek to Waimauku safety improvements project, will save lives and reduce the number of people seriously injured on Aotearoa New Zealand’s roads and streets.

Stage 1 of the SH16 Brigham Creek to Waimauku safety improvements project focuses on the corridor of SH16 between Trigg Road, Huapai to Factory Road, Waimauku.

To make this corridor safer, we’re making a number of improvements:

  • Installing flexible road safety barriers to catch drivers who leave their lane before hitting something harder like trees, poles, ditches or other vehicles.
  • Installing four turnaround bays to enable safe turning movements along the corridor.
  • Widening bridges that are too narrow.
  • Creating a wider road shoulder so there’s more space for people who cycle.


Fulton Hogan have been awarded the contract to deliver these safety improvements.

Construction work to start on SH16

Work is scheduled to start from the 21 August 2023.

Fulton Hogan will firstly establish an on-site office and undertake site wide preparatory work, including vegetation clearance and underground service locations. Following this work, we will be implementing long term traffic management which will involve steel barriers to protect workers while maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction. The first phase of work will be focussed on Berry Bridge, and between Factory Road and Matua Road in the east bound direction.

We will provide further updates as works progress into new phases or as working conditions change.

How will this affect you?

  • Day shift will take place from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.
  • There will be some night works during this stage. We will provide information when timings are confirmed.
  • This work involves machinery which can create noise, vibration, and dust. Fulton Hogan will endeavour to complete the noisiest works as early in the evening as possible and maintain industry best-practice methods to keep this disruption to a minimum.
  • Traffic management will be in place 24/7 and some detours will be necessary, please follow the signage carefully and allow extra travel time.
  • Work will be happening on the road, in berms and footpaths along SH16.
  • All work will be fenced to ensure safety of work crews, drivers and the community - please take extra care when driving, walking and cycling.

Any questions about this work?

Please contact Linda Casey, Fulton Hogan Stakeholder Liaison Manager by emailing or phoning 0800 287 667.

More information on the project

For more information on the SH16 Brigham Creek to Waimauku project, please visit or email us

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