Waterview Connection

WSP was part of the Alliance delivering Auckland’s largest roading project which has had the biggest impact on how the city travels since the opening of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in 1959.


  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa / Auckland, New Zealand

Project Value

  • NZD1.4 bn
A month after the Waterview Tunnel opened to traffic, road users are benefiting from quicker, more reliable travel times and traffic flows across both local roads and Auckland’s motorway system. Around 60,000 vehicles are using the Waterview Connection each day, with more than 2 million vehicles now having travelled through the twin tunnels between the suburbs of Owairaka and Waterview
Simon Bridges Former Transport Minister

Length of Motorway
47 km 47 km
Length of TBM
87 m 87 m
Length of Tunnels
2.4 km 2.4 km
Weight of TBM
2400 tonnes 2400 tonnes

It didn’t take people long to appreciate that Waterview gives them more options for getting around safely and efficiently. They can plan to get from one side of the city to the other and to key destinations like the city centre and the airport easily and on time. It’s also taken pressure off local roads, improving journey times for shorter trips and public transport.
Steve Mutton NZ Transport Agency’s Director of Regional Relationships