Ring Road - Wairere Dr Extension

We are committed to embracing growth. Part of this includes making sure we have infrastructure that meets our current demands, supports growth and helps build a strong economy for Hamiltonians.

The final connection of the Hamilton Ring Road, the extension of Wairere Dr between Cambridge Rd and Cobham Dr, will improve Hamilton's liveability through delivering an excellent transport network. Work will also include extensions of shared walking and biking paths for people to enjoy. When completed, Cobham Dr will be raised to allow the four-laned Wairere Dr to pass underneath it and enable connection to the future bridge over the Waikato River to Peacocke.  

​What is the Ring Road?

The Hamilton Ring Road major arterial transport network is a key component of the Access Hamilton strategy. The extension of Wairere Dr from Crosby Rd through to Cobham Dr has been underway since 2011, with more than five kilometres now completed along the eastern side of the city. Once complete it will provide a major arterial corridor designed to take significant traffic flows and enable more people moving around Hamilton now and in the future, whether in cars, walking, or on their bikes.

The design is also future-proofed to connect with proposed roading networks south of the city.

Download the concept plan above 

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