New Zealand State Highway 22

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State Highway 22 NZ.svg

State Highway 22
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Length 12.7 km (7.9 mi)
Major junctions
North end SH 1 near Drury
South end Pukekohe
Highway system
SH 21SH 23

State Highway 22 (SH 22) is a New Zealand state highway just south of Auckland. It connects the town of Pukekohe to the Auckland Southern Motorway.

Route[edit]

The route begins at Exit 461 on SH 1 near Drury and travels in a general south-west direction towards Pukekohe. The highway officially terminates where SH 22 meets the northern intersection with Adams Drive. From there the road changes to Edinburgh Street and continues into Pukekohe town centre.

Major intersections[edit]

Territorial authority Location km Destinations Notes
Auckland Drury 0 State Highway 1 NZ.svg SH 1/Auckland Southern Motorway Exit 461 north
Auckland
SH 22 begins
State Highway 1 NZ.svg SH 1/Auckland Southern Motorway Exit 461 south
Hamilton
Karaka 7.1 Glenbrook Road
Waiuku
Pukekohe 12.7 State Highway 22 NZ.svg Corner of Paerata Road, Adams Drive and Lough Bourne Drive SH 22 ends

History[edit]

SH 22 used to cover a much longer route, via Tuakau, all the way to meet with SH 23 (which runs from Hamilton to Raglan). This section was revoked circa 1990[1] although much of the original route still holds the name "Highway 22".[2]

Metalling of the southern Te Uku-Waingaro section, to what is now SH 23, was completed in 1937.[3]

A start was made on upgrading the road to the SH 23 junction near Te Uku in the early 1960s. 85% of the cost (£75,000 in 1961 - $3.3m at 2017 prices)[4] was paid by the National Roads Board, which gazetted it as State Highway 22 in July 1963.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ State Highway Traffic Volumes 1991
  2. ^ "Highway%2022 - NZ Topo Map". NZ Topo Map. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Te Uku-Waingaro Road". New Zealand Herald. 1937-12-01. p. 10. Retrieved 2017-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Inflation calculator - Reserve Bank of New Zealand". www.rbnz.govt.nz. Retrieved 2018-02-17. 
  5. ^ CW Vennell & Susan Williams: Raglan County Hills and Sea 1876-1976 p. 179

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