New Zealand State Highway 62

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State Highway 62
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Length: 12.7 km (7.9 mi)
Major junctions
East end: SH 1 State Highway 1 NZ.svg and Ferry Road at Spring Creek
West end: SH 6 State Highway 6 NZ.svg near Renwick
Location
Primary
destinations:
Rapaura
Highway system
SH 61 SH 63

State Highway 62 (SH 62) is a state highway servicing the northeastern parts of the South Island of New Zealand. Located entirely within the wine-producing Marlborough region of New Zealand, SH 62 provides a northern bypass of Blenheim, connecting the towns of Spring Creek (on State Highway 1) with Renwick (on State Highway 6) via the locality of Rapaura.

Despite being gazetted in 2004, is only 13 kilometres long, and is very flat, in 2008 it was assessed to be the most dangerous state highway in the country, ahead of State Highway 37 and State Highway 94.[1] The eastern terminus with SH 1 also holds some notoriety, being listed in the top twenty intersections in New Zealand for accidents. This is attributed to the fact it shares a cross road with Ferry Road in Spring Creek and crosses the Main North Line only a few metres east of SH 1. NZTA have announced final plans to replace the intersection with a roundabout.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Country's deadliest roads identified - NZPA via Newstalk ZB, Sunday 27 January 2008
  2. ^ Mike Watson (6 July 2016). "Roundabout plans revealed for State Highway 1 in Marlborough". Marlborough Express. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 

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