Cobham Drive Crossing and SH1 Safer Speeds

We want to make our roads safer for everyone with a crossing on Cobham Drive and a speed limit review of SH1 between Mount Victoria Tunnel and the airport.

About this project

We want to make it safer and easier to walk and bike in the Miramar, Kilbirnie and Rongotai area, to help achieve our goal of moving more people with fewer vehicles. There is currently no safe place to cross anywhere on Cobham Drive from the Miramar Cutting to the traffic lights at Evans Bay Parade. The crossing will improve access to the new Tahitai walking and bike paths which link the eastern suburbs with the central city. The Cobham Drive section of Tahitai was opened earlier this year.

We are also reviewing speed limits between the Mount Victoria Tunnel and Wellington Airport. Too many people are being killed or seriously injured while driving, walking or biking on roads and paths in Wellington. Let’s Get Wellington Moving aims to make our roads, streets and paths safer for everyone. We all want Wellington’s transport system to be free of death and serious injury. Together with the proposed crossing, we plan to set safer speed limits to help reduce the number of crashes and help prevent deaths and serious injuries on these roads.

Where this project is happening

SH1 between the Mt Victoria Tunnel (Taurima Street) and Wellington Road, and along Cobham Drive through to Calabar Rd.




The technical teams looked at a range of crossing options and carried out assessments on potential speed changes.

Mid 2021

You provided feedback on the proposed crossing location and speed change.

Mid-Late 2021 (current)

We are reviewing your feedback and will make a decision on the crossing and speed limits.

Late 2021

Depending on decision, this is when new speed limits could be introduced, and work on construction of a crossing begin.


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