New Zealand State Highway 97

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State Highway 97 NZ.svg

State Highway 97
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Length: 19.7 km (12.2 mi)
Southern Scenic Route Southern scenic route NZ marker.jpg
Major junctions
East end: Five Rivers Lumsden Highway, Athol Five Rivers Highway State Highway 6 NZ.svg at Five Rivers
West end: Devon Street State Highway 94 NZ.svg at Mossburn
Highway system
SH 96 SH 98

State Highway 97 (SH 97) is a New Zealand State Highway connecting the settlements of Five Rivers (on SH 6) and Mossburn (on SH 94) in the Southland region. The highway was gazetted in 2004 to reflect the increasing amount of traffic between the tourist destinations of Queenstown and Fiordland National Park and provides a bypass of the town of Lumsden, where SH 6 and 94 intersect.[1]

In 2010, the highway was added to the Southern Scenic Route when it was extended from Te Anau to Queenstown. The road proceeds generally in an east-west direction through dairying farmland and crosses the Oreti River just north of Mossburn.

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  1. ^ "Revoking Sections of State Highway and Declaring New Sections of State Highway". NZ Gazette. 11 December 2003. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 

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