New Zealand State Highway 56

State Highway 56 is a New Zealand state highway. It begins at SH 57 at Makerua and runs north-east to Palmerston North from the West. The state highway officially terminates on Pioneer Highway just at the entrance to the city.

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State Highway 56
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Length22.9 km (14.2 mi)
Major junctions
West end SH 57 at Makerua
East endPalmerston North
Highway system
SH 54SH 57


Children from Longburn School crossing SH56

SH 56 used to connect SH 1 at Himatangi but was rerouted to intersect SH 57 in the mid 1990s. The eastern terminus used to connect to SH 3 at the intersection of Main and Princess Streets but recently the section between there and Maxwells Line has lost its highway status.[1]

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  1. ^ "Revoking Sections of State Highways Declaring New Sections of State Highway". New Zealand Gazette. 26 June 1997. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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