Final flyover of expressway before opening


With only days to go before the opening of the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway, Waka Kotahi/NZTA has released a video of the latest and final aerial flyover.

Starting in the north at the Lake Road junction with the Ngāruawāhia section the drone footage runs south. following the new State Highway 1 route to the east of Hamilton.

Finally, it shows Tamahere’s spaghetti junction before finishing at the existing Tamahere interchange at Airport Rd/SH21.

The video shows the new route of SH1 along the Waikato Expressway.

The 22km Hamilton expressway section is due to open on Tuesday, July 12 in a ceremony attended by Kingi Tuheitia and Transport Minister Michael Wood.

For more information about the Hamilton section project visit:

3 thoughts on “Final flyover of expressway before opening

  • July 12, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Can’t wait, I live in Cambridge and travel to AKL a lot, so will be great

  • July 11, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Wonder how long before the smear it with road cones to start repairs addons they forgot new safety improvements ? like has happened on the hampton downs section for years and is happening now 11/07/22. Go NZTA what a useless bunch.

  • July 10, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Excellent work to all
    Big job.
    Well done and thank you.
    It’s going to be just so much better.


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