Auckland Northern Motorway

The Auckland Northern Motorway (known locally as the Northern Motorway, and historically as the Auckland–Waiwera Motorway) in the Auckland Region of New Zealand links Central Auckland and Puhoi in the former Rodney District via the Hibiscus Coast and North Shore. It is part of State Highway 1.

Auckland Northern Motorway
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Length39 km (24 mi)
Existed30 May 1959–present
Major junctions
North end SH 1 near Puhoi
Major intersections
South end SH 1 (Southern Motorway) at Auckland City Centre
Location
CountryNew Zealand
Primary
destinations
Orewa, Silverdale, Albany, Takapuna, Northcote, Auckland City
Highway system
Looking west at the Northern Motorway from Forrest Hill. The Sunset Road overbridge and the Upper Harbour Highway interchange northbound offramp can be seen in the background on the far right. The Northern Busway can be seen on the near side of the motorway.
The Northern Motorway skirting the edge of the Waitematā Harbour on the northern approach to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Central Auckland can be seen across the harbour.

It is 38 kilometres (24 mi) in length, with 15 junctions. Until the end of the 1980s, it was largely associated with the Auckland Harbour Bridge as a connection between central Auckland and the North Shore, but since 1994 it has been extended to Puhoi to become the primary route between the Auckland urban area, the Hibiscus Coast satellite towns, the northern Rodney district, and Northland. Between the 1959 opening of the motorway and 1984, tolls were collected on the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and since 2009 tolls have been collected on the Northern Gateway Toll Road, the northernmost section of the motorway, bypassing the Hibiscus Coast.

The Northern Motorway sees heavy traffic, with around 170,000 vehicles crossing the Harbour Bridge each day (2019).[1]


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