Ruakura stage one - key transport connections

What's happening now

This major transport project borders the logistics precinct of the Ruakura Superhub. As part of the project, we permanently closed a section of Silverdale Road (between Hillcrest Road and Ruakura Road) while we built a new section of Silverdale Road. This new section connects with the newly aligned Ruakura Road which is also being built as part of this project. The new Silverdale Road section is now open to road users, however, motorists are asked to please take care as this new section of road borders an active construction site.

Once complete the road will be a key connection from the Waikato Expressway to Ruakura and existing city roads.

Frequently asked Questions 

Why are you closing a section of Silverdale Road when there are other closures happening in the area?
This closure is part of the upgrade of Ruakura Road, and it needs to be done at a certain point in the upgrade project to reduce the level of disruption it would have to road users and residents.

When will I be able to get on to Ruakura Road coming from Silverdale Road? 
Only after the tie-in works (work to join two roads together) are complete. Then, you'll be able to access part of Ruakura Road from Silverdale Road, however, it will be a temporary right-hand turn only (see map below) for several months. Detours will be in place via Hillcrest Road as well.

How long is this section of Silverdale Road closed for?
This section of road will be permanently closed to through traffic and will become a cul-de-sac to Gate 3A and 3B The University of Waikato Uni. However, we are currently constructing a new section of road as part of this project, which when complete will allow access to the current Ruakura Road.

What are you doing to monitor traffic flows on surrounding roads?
Our teams are constantly monitoring our network data from our major roads and traffic cameras at key intersections so we can optimise flows during the day and tweak traffic lights if we need to.

What are the detours?
Detours will be sign posted, however, we recommend people allow extra time for their journey.

Will I have access to my property?
Access to properties will remain, however, if we need to block this access off for any reason our team will be in contact. If you have concerns, please reach out to us at 

Will I be able to come into Silverdale Road from Ruakura Road once the new alignment is in place?
Yes, once Ruakura Road has been upgraded and the new section of road has been built as part of this Key Transport Connections project access onto Silverdale Road will be reinstated both ways.

What's happening with the Ruakura Road upgrade?
Refer to our project Frequently asked Questions here.

What's happening with the Ruakura Superhub?
Visit the Ruakura Superhub website for more information. 

Page reviewed: 21 Dec 2021 9:02am