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Find out the latest conditions of North Island state highways. Check below for updates of delays, detours and closures, and check for any general travel warnings that may apply. Please note, we only publish notable incidents, roadworks, public events etc that may disrupt state highway traffic or require caution.

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Road Hazard

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
Expected resolution
SH 1 Mt Wellington Interchange Northbound Delays Crash. Due To A Crash This Section Of The Southern Motorway Is Reduced To One Lane Northbound. Expect Delays And Avoid The Area Where Possible. N/a 19 Sep 2014 19:37 Until further notice
SH 3 Eight Mile Junction To Awakino Tunnel Delays Rock falls. Due To Rockfall Hazard A Lane Closure Is In Place As A Precautionary Measure. A Stop/go Is In Place. Caution. 29 Jul 2014 10:12 Until further notice
SH 1 Near Callaghan Rd, Maromaku. ( Between Kawakawa & Towai) Caution Washout. This Section Highway Is Now Open. 30kmph Speed Restriction In Place. Uneven Road Surface. Take Extra Care. Sh12 May Be Used As An Alternative Route. 18 Jul 2014 18:31 Until further notice
SH 12 Kaikohe To Dargaville Caution Slip. Down To One Lane, Stop/go In Place. Please Expect Delays While Essential Maintenance Is Undertaken. N/a 16 Jul 2014 10:02 Until further notice

Area Warning

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
Expected resolution
SH 2 Rimutaka Hill Caution Strong Winds. Extra Care Required, Especially For High Sided Vehicles And Motorcycles. N/a 19 Sep 2014 12:45 Until further notice

Road Work

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
Expected resolution
SH 1 South Of Cambridge Golf Club Delays Stop / Go Traffic Control Will Be In Place On Weekdays Between 9:00am And 3:00pm To Help With Construction Of The Expressway. Some Delays May Be Experienced.
Scheduled time:
Start: 22 Sep 2014 09:00
End: 14 Nov 2014 00:00
No Detours Will Be Required. 19 Sep 2014 17:02 14/11/2014 00:00
SH 30A Te Ngae Rd To Fenton St, Rotorua Caution Services. Night-time Road Closures Of Sh30a Amohau St. Short Detour In Place.
Scheduled time:
Start: 18 Sep 2014 22:00
End: 3 Oct 2014 06:00
Follow Detour Signs. 19 Sep 2014 16:50 03/10/2014 06:00
SH 2 Tauranga To Katikati: Wainui Stream Bridge Delays Bridge Repairs. Strengthening Work At Wainui Stream Bridge For Next 10 Weeks. From Wednesday 10 September There Will Be Approximately 6 Weeks Of Shoulder Closures And Then A Series Of Lane Closures. Periodic Stop/go Traffic Control And Speed Restrictions Over This Time Have Potential To Create Delays For Motorists Of Up To 5 Minutes.
Scheduled time:
Start: 5 Sep 2014 12:34
End: 14 Nov 2014 17:00
Not Applicable 19 Sep 2014 09:04 14/11/2014 17:00
SH 1 Just South Of Tirau Delays Construction Of Roundabout At The Intersection Of Sh1 And Sh5 Will From Time To Time Include Temporary Speed Limits And A Stop/go Control.
Scheduled time:
Start: 15 Sep 2014 08:00
End: 12 Dec 2014 00:00
No Detours Will Be Required. 15 Sep 2014 08:01 12/12/2014 00:00
SH 2A Takitimu Dr Overbridge Delays Bridge Repairs. Bridge Joint Repairs Are Being Undertaken On The Sh2a Takitimu Drive Overbridge 24/7 Over The Period 1 Sept 2014 To 26 Sept 2014. One Lane Is Closed On The Eastbound Side Of The Bridge Heading From Bethlehem/waihi To Towards Tauranga. Traffic Queuing May Possibly Occur At Peak Travel Times Due To This Lane Closure. Please Note That Two Lanes Are Fully Open On The Westbound Side Of The Bridge Heading From Tauranga Towards Bethlehem/waihi. A Temporary Speed Restriction Of 50 Km/h Is In Place.
Scheduled time:
Start: 1 Sep 2014 09:38
End: 26 Sep 2014 16:00
N/a 10 Sep 2014 08:21 Until further notice
SH 3 Eight Mile Junction To Awakino Tunnel Caution Rock Face Stabilisation. Due To Rock Fall Hazard The Highway Will Be Closed To One Lane With A Stop / Go In Place Approximately 5 Klilometres South Of Piopio. Expect Minor Delays.
Scheduled time:
Start: 4 Sep 2014 12:19
End: 24 Oct 2014 14:00
N/a 5 Sep 2014 11:24 05/09/2014 12:00
SH 3 Cobham Bridge Wanganui Delays Bridge Repairs. Bridge Strengthening Works. A 30 Km/h Speed Restriction Will Be In Place. A Stop/go Will Operate, With Traffic Lights, Between 6am And Midnight Daily. Motorists Are Advised To Take Extra Care And Expect Delays Nearby. Over-dimension Load Contact: 027 274 8926.
Scheduled time:
Start: 4 Aug 2014 06:00
End: 22 Oct 2014 23:59
Na 8 Aug 2014 14:08 Until further notice

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