New Zealand State Highway 36

State Highway 36
Route information
Maintained by New Zealand Transport Agency
Length: 48.0 km (29.8 mi)
Major junctions
North end: SH 29 at Tauranga
South end: SH 5 at Ngongotaha, 5km north of Rotorua
Pyes Pa
Highway system
SH 35SH 37

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.

Route description

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.

Route changes

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.[1]

Former route

Former Provincial State Highway 36 used to run between SH 2 at Patutahi west of Gisborne and SH 38 at Frasertown just north of Wairoa, a distance of 83.4 km. It was revoked in 1991.

See also


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