Auckland Motorway Alliance

Driving safer, quicker and more reliable motorway journeys

Auckland motorway users want reliable, delay-free journeys. The Auckland Motorway Alliance helps deliver this and more, thanks to a focus on innovation and cost-effectiveness.

Auckland’s busy 230km motorway network carries over 8% of New Zealand’s entire traffic every dayand is vital in supporting Auckland’s social and economic growth. Traditionally, the maintenance and operation of the network was provided through 60 separate contracts. The NZ Transport Agency established the Auckland Motorway Alliance (AMA) to bring responsibility for maintenance and operations into one organisation.

The AMA focuses on innovative, long-lasting solutions that improve and maintain the existing network - and also keep motorway users moving. We’ve provided core engineering services plus implemented leading asset management practice and a Lean approach to its operation. Thanks to this, although the AMA team has stayed the same size, it’s been able to take on an increasingly longer and more sophisticated motorway. The AMA’s work means that the NZ Transport Agency gets a network that works well and lasts. While motorway users get more reliable journey times with less delays.

A great example of one of our innovative solutions is our new bridge strike strategy. It reduces strikes on bridges from over-height loads thanks to a simple, A4-size measuring device. There’s been a 75% reduction in strikes since its launch, meaning a huge reduction in travel delays for motorway users.


  • 2012 Roading New Zealand Excellence Awards - Supreme Award & Best Practice Award for Asset Management
  • 2012 Alliancing Association Australasia – Long Term Alliancing Team of Excellence Award


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