Walking New Zealand
SH21 underpass now open
Cyclists, walkers and residents of Tamahere now have a safer crossing of State Highway 21 Airport Road south of Hamilton with the new underpass now open for use. The underpass is part of Te Awa – The Great New Zealand River Ride which is under construction between Cambridge and Hamilton.
With the opening of the underpass, Te Awa is now complete from the Grassroots Trust Velodrome near Cambridge to Newell Road, Tamahere, with the final section from Riverglade Drive to the Hamilton Gardens to be completed within the next couple of months.
The underpass provides a safe crossing of State Highway 21 Airport Road for walkers and cyclists on Te Awa and the Tamahere community, linking houses and a retirement village on the eastern side of SH21 with the shops, park and school on the western side. When the final section of Te Awa into Hamilton is complete, the full shared path will stretch for 65 kilometres between Ngāruawāhia and Lake Karāpiro.