Port Road bridge widening

  • Project typeTransport and roading
  • Project value$10m
  • Project scheduleJuly 2021 - November 2022
  • Contractor nameUnited Civil Construction
Port Road Bridge shown in 2021.

A $10m project to widen the Port Road Bridge across Hāhā Creek / Limeburners Creek will construct a new two lane bridge on the northern side of the existing bridge.

The existing bridge will also stay in use when the new bridge is opened, resulting in Port Road being four-lanes wide from the Okara roundabout (by Cobham Oval) to the Kioreroa Road intersection. This is expected to greatly improve normal traffic flow to the Whangarei Port area and destinations to the south of the city.

Eastbound traffic heading towards the port would cross the new bridge and westbound traffic heading towards the city would cross the old bridge. 

The new bridge will also include a shared path for pedestrian and cyclists to safely cross Hāhā Creek / Limeburners Creek without needing to use the road.

The bridge will form part of a future shared path down Port Road.


Port Road Bridge is between the Port Road intersections at Okara Drive and Kioreroa Road.

Port Road area shown from above.


 Illustration showing top-down view of the new Port Road Bridge.

Illustration showing Port Road Bridge cross-section. This work is being funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) as part of the government’s “shovel ready” Covid-19 stimulus funding. As part of this funding agreement, we are targeting more than 60% of the work to be undertaken by local companies and are encouraging supplier diversity.

The new bridge will be higher than the old bridge to protect it against sea-level rise and flooding due to storm events.

Further upgrades to Port Road

We've secured funding from Waka Kotahi to pay for 53% of a new, $6.7m, two-lane roundabout at the intersection of Port Road and Kioreroa Road. This replacement for the existing intersection will allow for more traffic-flow and easier turning for vehicles.

This is expected to start in September 2022 and complete in October 2023.

The initial work will take place in the old fertiliser works land and will have little affect on traffic flows. 

Illustrated map showing a roundabout at the intersection of Port Road and Kioreroa Road.


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