Ring Road - Wairere Dr Extension

What's happening now?

We have recently completed some significant work at the site including:

  • The Wairere Drive extension (from Cambridge Road to Cobham Drive) is now open, with only left-in and left-out movements at Cobham Drive.
  • Over 40,000 plants and 350 trees planted.
  • 376m3 of concrete poured on the Cobham Drive bridge.
  • Completing 95% of the bridge abutment retaining walls.
  • Placing the Super Tee bridge beams.
  • Constructing a 600m2 sand filter pond.
  • Completing the stormwater network drainage.
  • The Wairere Drive/Cambridge Road intersection signals are complete and radar detection is being utilised (only second intersection in Hamilton).
  • Asphalt under the bridge has been placed and the pavements approaching the bridge are progressing well.

As always, please be careful when travelling in this area and be aware of any traffic management which might be in place.

Thanks for your patience while we work hard to shape a city that's easy to live in.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What is the Ring Road?

Once completed the final piece of the Hamilton Ring Road, the extension of Wairere Drive between Cambridge Road and Cobham Drive, will connect the future bridge over the Waikato River into Peacocke.

To do this, Cobham Drive will be raised to allow the four-laned Wairere Drive to pass underneath it.

Work will also include extensions of shared walking and biking paths for people to enjoy.

The total project cost to build the final section of the Ring Road is $62M, of which 72% is contributed by the government through Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency subsidies. 

Completion anticipated September 2022.

Below is a 3D visualisation concept video of how the final section of the Hamilton Ring Road will look once completed.

*Some elements are subject to change and may differ from what you see here.

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Page reviewed: 02 May 2022 9:29am