Independent consultants are reviewing more than $20 million worth of Tauranga City Council transport projects.

Among other things, the reviews will check the risk that safety-driven projects might worsen the city's congestion.

The Bay of Plenty Times investigated the growth in congestion, and its impact on the city, in its recent Gridlock series.

The council has asked Christchurch consultants John Hannah of Impact Transport Consulting and Mike Smith of Stantec to review 26 projects.


Several major, multimillion-dollar projects were on the list, including upgrades to 15th Ave, Turret Rd, Fraser St, Domain Rd and Maunganui Rd, as well as the