The seven Roads of National Significance projects address urgent priorities for the State highway system within, or close to, our five largest population centres. All support large traffic volumes, and all need work to reduce congestion, improve safety and support economic growth. The programme commenced in 2009.

The New Zealand Transport Agency is currently progressing to complete the RoNS projects as part of the National Land Transport Programme. Certain projects required further Ministry involvement, such as delivering the project through a PPP or tolling. These projects are explained further in the links below. Progress on the individual projects can be found on the NZTA website 

The seven roads identified were:

Further information

More about the Roads of National Significance on the NZ Transport Agency website(external link)

Download the maps showing the Roads of National Significance (PDF v7.0, 3,195kb)