New Zealand State Highway 54
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|Maintained by NZ Transport Agency|
|Length||56.5 km (35.1 mi)|
|South end||SH 3 at Newbury, 4.5km north of Palmerston North|
|North end||SH 1 at Vinegar Hill, 6km north of Hunterville|
State Highway 54 (SH 54) is a New Zealand state highway in the Manawatu district in the North Island. It runs from SH 3 at Newbury to SH 1 near Hunterville. This highway connects the Manawatu agricultural town of Feilding as well as forming an alternative route to travel from the Central North Island volcanic plateau to the city of Palmerston North.
SH 54 begins at SH 3, 4.5 km north of Palmerston North and travels north on Kairanga-Bunnythorpe Road then west onto Milson Line and north again onto Camerons Line before making a sharp left turn onto Waughs Road. After a short distance SH 54 enters the town of Feilding. At a roundabout in the centre of the town, SH 54 turns sharp north-east onto Kimbolton Road and leaves Feilding travelling in a general north direction to Cheltenham. Here the highway diverts left and winds up the Rangitikei Valley, crossing the Rangitikei River and ascends on a windy route to terminate with SH 1 at Vinegar Hill.
Instead of diverting left at Cheltenham, SH 54 used to carry on through the town of Kimbolton on a much longer route, eventually terminating with SH 1 further north at Mangaweka. In the 1990s SH 54 was shifted to its current route.
|Rangitikei District||Vinegar Hill||0|| SH 1 south – Palmerston North
SH 1 north – Taupo
|SH 54 begins|
|Manawatu District||Cheltenham||29||Kimbolton Road – Kimbolton|
|Feilding||Kimbolton Road – Town Centre
Aorangi Street – Halcombe
|Waughs Road – Bunnythorpe, Ashhurst|
|Newbury||Kairanga Bunnythorpe Road – Bunnythorpe
Milson Line – Airport
|55|| SH 3 south – Palmerston North
Kairanga Bunnythorpe Road – Kairanga
SH 3 north – Whanganui
|SH 54 ends|
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