Expect delays on SH2 as a series of stop/go traffic management works occur from 9pm - 5am from Sun 19 Nov - Thu 30 Nov (works will not occur on Fri & Sat nights), at various sections between Rawiri Rd and Steen Rd for chip-sealing. Please be aware that temporary speed restrictions will still be in place during the day-time outside of the stop/go traffic management. Please follow the directions of crews at all times.
Detour: Not applicable, though over dimension vehicles may need to pull over until the site is safe to drive through.
SH1 between Ātiamuri and Taupō to close for important road rebuilding
As part of the summer state highway road renewals programme, road rebuilding on State Highway 1 near Ōruanui (south of Ātiamuri) will commence on Monday 13 November, taking approximately 2 weeks to complete. On these days, SH1 will be closed between Tirohanga Road and Ōruanui
Road, between 7 am and 6 pm. Access will be maintained for residents living within the closure. It’s a busy time on SH1, with several other rebuilds taking place over the coming months, along with several sets of safety improvements taking place near Ātiamuri and Wairakei respectively.
Each site will have temporary traffic management such as stop/go and reduced speed limits will be in place. Road users can expect delays as a result. For people who are making a longer journey along SH1, you may wish to consider using SH41 and SH32 around the western side of Lake Taupō as a way to avoid delays at the worksites. These works are disruptive, which is why we have identified days where we are working in locations where we can undertake work using stop/go traffic management. We are trying to balance disruption to road users with efficiency and safety to complete our work. We ask that road users respect any instructions from road crews when travelling on the state highway network, and feel free to give them a smile when you get a chance. When we have the road closure in place, we will be undertaking other maintenance work such as signage cleaning, drainage clearing, and pothole repairs to reduce disruption.
Light vehicles (including Buses) - will be detoured from SH1 via Tirohanga Road, Forest Road, Ōruanui Road, and back to SH1 and vice versa. Vehicles travelling south from Tokoroa to a destination around Turangi or further south are encouraged to take SH32 as an alternate detour.
Heavy Vehicles– Southbound traffic on SH1 will be detoured LEFT onto SH30 at Ātiamuri, then RIGHT onto SH5, and then back onto SH1 where the detour will end, and vice versa. Expect delays on SH5 near Wairakei due to similar road rebuilding taking place.
“With the recent start of work on the SH1 Tuahu Wall site, we would like to remind truck drivers that there are two State Highway routes that avoid all three of the worksites between Taupo and Atiamuri. For through movements along SH1, we recommend the use of SH41 and SH32 around the western side of Lake Taupo, and for trips that need to travel through Taupo there is a detour from Taupo to Rotorua via SH5 and then back to SH1 using SH30. Both of these detours are HPMV approved routes.
The local road detour using Forest Road is narrow in places and is intended for cars and utes and light vehicles."
SH26 Hillcrest - Night works - Road closure/detour
Fulton Hogan Waikato will be undertaking road resurfacing on SH26 Morrinsville Road, between SH1C Cambridge Road and Te Ara Hou Village overnight on Sunday 19 November to Friday 24 November.The work is expected to take 5 nights to complete. We will carry out the work between the hours of 8pm and 6am.
When we carry out this work, SH26 will be closed between SH1C Cambridge Road and Lissette Road.
The detour route will be via Wairere Drive and Ruakura Road to re-join SH26. HPMVs, over-dimension and heavy vehicles are permitted to use the detour route.
Residents will have access to their properties at all times via Morris Road, Silverdale Road or Matangi Road.
The work is weather dependent and will be entered on TREIS, which can be viewed at the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Traffic Info website: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic
SH3 Glenview - Night works road closure/detour
Fulton Hogan Waikato will be undertaking road resurfacing activities on SH3 between Collins Road and Mount View Road, overnight on Sunday 03 December to Thursday 07 December. The work is expected to take 4 nights to complete (weather permitting). We will carry out the work between the hours of 8pm and 6am each night.
During phase 1 of this work (expected to take 2 nights), SH3 northbound will be closed between Collins Road and Mahoe Street. The detour route will be via Collins Road, Mount View Road, Vivian Street, Mahoe Street to re-join SH3.
During phase 2 of this work (expected to take 2 nights), SH3 northbound will be closed between Saxbys Road and Mount View Road. The detour route will be via Saxbys Road, Deanwell Avenue, Prisk Street, Mount View Road.
HPMVs, heavy and over-dimension vehicles will be stacked near Saxbys Road and released at regular intervals.
Emergency services will be given priority through the worksite.
The work is weather dependent and will be entered on TREIS, which can be viewed at the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Traffic Info website: journeys.nzta.govt.nz.
SH2 Mangatarata: Road rebuilding begins Monday 20 November near Coxhead Road. Stop/go traffic management will be in place between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. A temporary speed limit will be in place, minor delays are expected. Work is expected to be complete by mid-December.
SH25: Recovery works are underway at a number of sites, with temporary traffic management such as lane closures and stop/go along with reduced speed limits in place where required. This currently includes Wharekaho, Coroglen and Ruamahunga. More information.
SH25 Thames: Road resurfacing continues outside of the Goldfields shopping centre and at a second site near the intersection with Grey Street. Work will take place between 8pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday nights. During this time stop/go traffic management will be in place, and from time-to-time side roads will be closed to help finish the work as quickly as possible.
SH25A Kōpū-Hikuai: A section of road near the summit has collapsed, and the road is impassable. Detour via SH26, SH2, SH25 via the Karangahake Gorge, or SH25 via Coromandel Town. Work to construct a bridge over the slip area is underway, and the bridge is expected to open by Wednesday 20 December. Additional works are taking place across SH25A while the road is closed and some traffic management may stay in place where maintenance activity is ongoing. More information.
SH27 Tahuna: Road resurfacing of the SH27 / Paeroa-Tahuna Road roundabout commences Sunday 19 November. Four-way stop/go traffic management will be in place between 8pm and 5am each night, for approximately one week.
SH26 Morrinsville: Work to resurface the road between Thames Street and Allen Street intersections will commence from 6pm Sunday 3 December until 6am Friday 8 December. The repair work will require a full closure of the road day and night between these times. Detours are available. Access for residents and businesses will be maintained, as will access for emergency services.
SH1 Lichfield: The northbound slow lane near Puriri Road is closed until further notice, while investigations take place into repair options.
SH1 Ātiamuri: Temporary steel barriers have been installed nearby from Ātiamuri village to Ohakuri Road and a temporary speed restriction of 50km/h applies ahead of construction starting on safety barrier installation. More information.
Road rehabilitation continues and is expected to be complete by early December. During this time there are intermittent daytime road closures, alternating with stop/go traffic management and temporary speed limits. When the road is closed light vehicles and buses can detour via Tirohanga Road, Forest Road and Oruanui Road. Heavy vehicles need to detour via SH30 and SH5. All vehicles can use SH32 as an alternative route south. Other maintenance and renewals activities will take place when the road is closed. More information.
SH1 Maroa Road: Daytime stop/go traffic management is in place on weekdays along with a temporary speed restriction, while finishing works and final surfacing are completed by Christmas.
SH1 Hatepe: Road rebuilding re-starts Monday 27 November at a site north of Hatepe. Stop/go traffic management will be in place between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Work is expected to be complete by mid-December.
SH41 Tokaanu: Due to a washout, the road is down to one lane under temporary traffic lights, with a 30km/h temporary speed restriction in place.
SH5 Iwitahi (Napier/Taupo Road): Road rehabilitation continues and is expected to be complete by mid-December. Stop/go traffic management and temporary speed limits will be in place at all active worksites. Delays are to be expected.
SH 32, 41, 1 Around Lake Taupo Due to an annual cycle event, a large number of cyclists will be travelling anti-clockwise around the lake on Saturday 25 November, from 7am to 5pm. Please share the road and take extra care. Delays should be expected throughout this area. Scheduled time: Start: 25 Nov 2023 1:00am End: 25 Nov 2023 8:00pm
SH1 Waikato Expressway - Ngāruawāhia section: Safety improvements and remedial works require the closure of a single lane in each direction with a 50km/h temporary speed limit, until completion. Major southbound surfacing works in November and December will need a block of night closures and detours for approximately 5 weeks. The closures will take place from Sunday to Thursday each week, running from Sunday 19 November to Thursday 21 December, 7pm to 5am each night. The detour is via SH1B Gordonton Road. Light traffic can turn off at Lake Road to re-join SH1 at the Northern Interchange. Heavy vehicles must use SH1B, including the local road detour at Telephone Road, and connect to SH1 again at Cambridge or via SH26 into Hillcrest. More information.
SH26 Hillcrest: Road resurfacing takes place from Tuesday 21 November for three nights. SH26 will be closed each night between 8pm and 5am, with a detour via Wairere Drive and Ruakura Road for all vehicles.
SH1 Karāpiro (Keeley’s Reserve): The bulk of the work has wrapped up on the turnaround bay at Keeley’s Reserve in Karāpiro. The reserve has reopened to the public and the turnaround bay can be used. Due to a nation-wide shortage, the streetlighting system is yet to be installed and this will be completed just prior to Christmas or in early 2024. More information.
SH3 Ōhaupō: The Waipā District Council led Ōhaupō village pedestrian safety improvements are underway and are expected to take 6 months to complete. During this time lane shifts and stop/go traffic management will be in place, along with temporary speed limits.
SH3 Waitomo: Road rebuilding continues at a site near the Big Apple, north of the SH37 Waitomo Caves roundabout. Stop/go traffic management will be in place between 6am and 8pm, and from Monday 27 November this will switch to 24-hour stop/go for approximately two weeks. A temporary speed limit will be in place, work is expected to be complete by mid-December.
SH31 Kāwhia: Road resealing is taking place, with stop/go traffic management between 6am and 8pm each weekday. This work is weather dependent. Minor delays are expected when sealing is taking place.
SH30 Te Kūiti: Due to a slip, priority give-way is in place near Mangaokewa Road, motorists are advised to proceed with caution.
SH1 Waikato Expressway – Rangiriri section: Remedial works requiring various interchange ramp closures continue until late November. SH1 traffic is being managed through the site with a temporary speed restriction of 50km/h. Current work in the southbound lanes means both the Te Kauwhata and Rangiriri southbound off-ramps are closed. The detours are via the Ōhinewai interchange to Rangiriri/Te Kauwhata or on local roads from Hampton Downs. Efforts are being made to open the Te Kauwhata interchange southbound off-ramp as soon as possible.
SH1 Hampton Downs: The southbound on-ramp will be closed on Monday 20 November between 9pm and 5am. Please use alternative on-ramps at Springhill Road or Te Kauwhata Road.
SH1 Pōkeno: There will be a full northbound closure between Pōkeno (Great South Road/Dean Road) and Nikau Road on Wednesday 22 November between 9.30pm and 5am. Traffic will still be able to travel north using one of the southbound lanes.
SH1 Bombay: There will be a full northbound closure between Nikau Road and Mill Road on Tuesday 21 November, between 9pm and 5am. Traffic will still be able to travel north using one of the southbound lanes.
SH2 Maramarua: Chipsealing continues until early December. Stop/go traffic management and a temporary speed limit will be in place between 9pm and 5am at each worksite. More information.