New Zealand State Highway 36
State Highway 36
|Maintained by New Zealand Transport Agency|
|Length:||48.0 km (29.8 mi)|
|North end:||SH 29 at Tauranga|
|South end:||SH 5 at Ngongotaha, 5km north of Rotorua|
State Highway 36 (SH 36) is a New Zealand State Highway in the Bay of Plenty region in the North Island. It is one of two state highways (along with SH 33) that form a north-south connection between the cities of Tauranga and Rotorua, SH 36 being the most westerly of the two. It was identified as a quicker route to access the two cities and extensive work was done to upgrade the rural route to state highway quality.
SH 36 is one of two state highways (the other being SH 15) to be gazetted initially in one location, revoked, then gazetted again in another location. SH 36 used to be located in the Gisborne/Hawkes Bay district, some 200 km south east of where it is now, before being revoked in 1991. SH 36 at its current location became a state highway in 2005.
SH 36 begins at SH 29 in Tauranga at a roundabout junction with the toll road Takitimu Drive (Route K). SH 36 travels south-east initially before merging with Pyes Pa Road at another roundabout intersection. SH 36 then turns south through Pyes Pa and Ngongotaha before terminating with SH 5 about 5 km north of Rotorua.
Since being gazetted in 2005, SH 36 has had only one route change. This being at its northern terminus where SH 36 originally travelled up Pyes Pa Road and terminated at the roundabout with Cameron Road in the suburb of Greerton. It recently was shifted west to its current terminus, with the deviation along a newly constructed section of highway.
- "Revoking a State Highway and Declaring a Section of State Highway-State Highway 36, Pyes Pa Bypass, Tauranga". NZ Gazette. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2015.