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Road Hazard

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 53 Featherston To Martinborough Road Closed Flooding. At The Waihenga River Bridge. Eastbound: Use Featherston Creek Rd, Western Lake Rd, East West Access Rd, Kahutara Rd, Lake Ferry Rd, Jellicoe St. Opposite For Westbound. 18 Apr 2014 07:00 Until further notice
SH 36 Mangorewa Gorge Road Closed Slip. Road Closed At Gorge, Slip Blocking Both Directions. Unstable Site And Road Will Be Closed Overnight Sh33 Via Te Puke To Tauranga, Or Sh5, Sh8 And Sh29 For Hamilton Or Auckland Bound Traffic. 17 Apr 2014 16:58 Until further notice
SH 1 After Princes St Overbridge Southbound Delays Crash. Lanes Are Now Open After A Crash In The Area. However Long Delays Are Expected Either Avoid The Area Or Delay Your Trip Where Possible Great South Rd 18 Apr 2014 11:48 Until further notice
SH 1 Puhoi To Warkworth Northbound Delays Traffic Congestion. Motorists Are Advised That Queues Are Forming Due To Easter Traffic Heading Heading North Out Of Auckland. Long Delays Are Expected Avoid The Area Or Delay Your Trip If Possible. Use State Highway 16 To Wellsford. 18 Apr 2014 11:02 Until further notice
SH 1 East Tamaki To Bombay Southbound Delays Traffic Congestion. Queues Are Forming Due To Easter Traffic Heading South Out Of Auckland And Along State Highway 2. Long Delays Are Expected. Avoid The Area Or Delay Your Trip If Possible. Great South Rd 18 Apr 2014 10:09 Until further notice
SH 31 Puti Bluffs Caution Rock falls. Due To An Incident On The State Highway A Lane Is Currently Blocked. Take Extra Care. N/a 18 Apr 2014 09:14 Until further notice
SH 2 Tauranga To Papamoa Caution Slip. A Slip Is Blocking Northbound Lane From South Of Welcome Bays St To Bell Rd. N/a 18 Apr 2014 09:01 Until further notice
SH 3 Waverley To Maxwell Caution New Seal On Road Has Deteriorated Resulting In Numerous Potholes. Int. Marahau Road. Speed Restriction In Place. Repairs Will Be Undertaken As Weather Permits. Drive Through Site With Care And Observe Speed Restriction. N/a 17 Apr 2014 13:07 Until further notice
SH 3 Eight Mile Junction To Awakino Tunnel Caution Rock falls. Due To An Earlier Serious Incident On This Section Of Highway Motorists Are Advised The Road Is Down To One Lane And A Stop/go Will Be In Operation For Rock Face Stabilisation. Expect There Maybe Minor Delays. Southbound Traffic Turn At Piopio Onto Aria Rd And Totoro Rd And Back On To State Highway 3. Northbound Traffic Follow The Same Detour In Reverse. 29 Mar 2014 10:23 Until further notice

Area Warning

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 36 Dudley Rd To Hamurana Junction Both Directions Road Closed Slip. Due To A Slip This Section Of The State Highway Is Now Closed. Long Delays Are Expected. Delay Your Trip Or Avoid The Area If Possible. Use Sh2 And Sh33 18 Apr 2014 11:50 Until further notice
SH 1 Desert Road Caution Strong Winds. Extra Care Required By Motorcyclists, Caravans And High Sided Vehicles. N/a 18 Apr 2014 11:08 Until further notice
SH 49 Tohunga Junction To Waiouru Caution Strong Winds. Extra Care Required By Motorcyclists, Caravans And High Sided Vehicles. N/a 17 Apr 2014 17:11 Until further notice
SH 4 Taumarunui To Raetihi Caution Strong Winds. Extra Care Required By Motorcyclists, Caravans And High Sided Vehicles. N/a 17 Apr 2014 17:05 Until further notice
SH 56 and 57 Opiki To Shannon Caution Strong Winds. Extra Care Required By Motorcyclists, Caravans And High Sided Vehicles. N/a 17 Apr 2014 13:56 Until further notice
SH 3 Manawatu Gorge Caution Rock falls. Take Extra Care. N/a 17 Apr 2014 05:59 Until further notice

Road Work

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 1 Wellesley St Offramp Eastbound Road Closed Maintenance. This Closure Is Now In Place. Delays May Be Experienced By The Public Due To The Ramp Closure.
Scheduled time:
Start: 18 Apr 2014 05:04
End: 28 Apr 2014 05:00
Follow Detour. 18 Apr 2014 05:17 28/04/2014 05:00
SH 16 Wellesley St Offramp Eastbound Road Closed Maintenance. Delays May Be Experienced By The Public Due To The Ramp Closure. This Road Work Closure Is Dependent On Various Factors, Including Weather, And May Be Postponed Or Cancelled At Late Notice.
Scheduled time:
Start: 18 Apr 2014 05:00
End: 28 Apr 2014 12:00
Detour Via Sh-16 To Alten Rd And Back Up Symonds St 18 Apr 2014 05:01 28/04/2014 12:00
SH 16 Great North Road Offramp Westbound Road Closed Delays May Be Experienced By The Public Due To The Ramp Closure. This Road Work Closure Is Dependent On Various Factors, Including Weather, And May Be Postponed Or Cancelled At Late Notice.
Scheduled time:
Start: 17 Apr 2014 23:00
End: 22 Apr 2014 06:00
Detour Via St Lukes Offramp, Great North Rd. 17 Apr 2014 23:00 22/04/2014 06:00
SH 1 Te Horo, Wellington Caution Northbound Passing Lane North Of Te Horo Will Be Closed Friday 18th April 6am Until 3pm. Closure Times Are Dependent On Traffic Flows. Motorists Are Advised To Expect Delays Over The Easter Holiday Period.
Scheduled time:
Start: 17 Apr 2014 12:00
End: 18 Apr 2014 15:00
N/a 18 Apr 2014 11:34 18/04/2014 15:00
SH 26 Morrinsville To Te Aroha Caution Pavement Repairs. Caution - Road Works. Traffic Management In Place: Stop/go Operation. Please Take Extra Care.
Scheduled time:
Start: 22 Apr 2014 07:00
End: 22 Apr 2014 18:00
N/a 17 Apr 2014 16:30 22/04/2014 18:00
SH 29 Tauranga To Te Poi Caution Pavement Repairs. Road Works On Passing Lane, Take Extra Care. Traffic Management Will Be In Place For The Duration Of These Works
Scheduled time:
Start: 7 Apr 2014 10:17
End: 24 Apr 2014 12:00
N/a 17 Apr 2014 10:49 Until further notice
SH 3 Mt Messenger Tunnel To Urenui Delays Pavement Repairs. Speed Restriction In Place, Possible Stop/go In Operation. Varying Pavement Conditions Will Be Encountered. Drive With Extreme Care.
Scheduled time:
Start: 17 Apr 2014 08:22
End: 17 May 2014 12:00
N/a 17 Apr 2014 08:26 17/05/2014 12:00
SH 4 Raetihi To Wanganui Delays Pavement Repairs. Anzac Parade Between Portal St And Mt View Rd In Wanganui City. Speed Restriction In Place With Possible Stop/go In Operation. Expect Varying Road Surface. Drive With Extreme Care.
Scheduled time:
Start: 16 Apr 2014 10:35
End: 10 May 2014 12:00
N/a 16 Apr 2014 10:42 10/05/2014 12:00
SH 2 Waipaoa River Bridge Delays Bridge Repairs. Speed Restrictions, Give Way In Place, Drive With Care
Scheduled time:
Start: 11 Apr 2014 07:25
End: 2 May 2014 00:00
N/a 15 Apr 2014 10:10 Until further notice
SH 2 Hastings To Napier Delays Bridge Repairs. Barrier Replacement Work On Waitangi Bridge. 30kmph Speed Restriction, Single Lane, Traffic Light Controlled Outside Of Peak Travel Times, While Contractor On Site. 70kmph At All Other Times.
Scheduled time:
Start: 14 Apr 2014 09:56
End: 9 May 2014 00:00
Expressway (sh50, 50a). 14 Apr 2014 10:21 09/05/2014 00:00
SH 1 Kaitaia To Ohaewai Caution Pavement Repairs. Umawera. Rehabilitation Of Pavement, Caution As Speed Limit In Place
Scheduled time:
Start: 11 Mar 2014 12:48
End: 30 Apr 2014 00:00
N/a 3 Apr 2014 14:59 30/04/2014 00:00
SH 16 Auckland North Caution Trigg Rd Rehabilitation Of The Pavement, Caution As Speed Limit In Place.
Scheduled time:
Start: 11 Mar 2014 11:05
End: 24 May 2014 00:00
N/a 1 Apr 2014 16:24 24/05/2014 00:00
SH 1 Wellsford To Whangarei Delays Wayby Valley Intersection Reconstruction. Caution Required As Speed Limits Are In Place.
Scheduled time:
Start: 11 Mar 2014 10:44
End: 30 Apr 2014 00:00
N/a 1 Apr 2014 14:25 30/04/2014 00:00
SH 1 Taihape To Waiouru Delays Subsidence Has Required Urgent Construction Of A Retaining Wall To Protect The Highway 6 Km North Of Taihape. Works Are Being Staged To Minimise The Impact On Road Users. The Road Will Be Reduced To Be One Lane With Traffic Lights And A Reduced Speed Limit Except During The Easter Break And Anzac Weekend From April 18 To April 27, When Two Lanes Will Be Available Under Reduced Speed For Safety. Motorists Are Advised To Allow Extra Time For Their Journeys, Observe The Speed Limit And Drive Carefully Through The Site.
Scheduled time:
Start: 25 Mar 2014 07:00
End: 20 Jun 2014 00:00
Na 26 Mar 2014 11:31 Until further notice
SH 2 Just North Of Athenree Road Caution Arden Cottage Curves Realignment Project Due For Completion In May 2014. Speed Restriction Through The Site And Minor Delays Are Expected. Drivers Are Asked To Take Care Through This Area. Location Is Sh2 Just North Of Athenree Road Intersection.
Scheduled time:
Start: 9 Sep 2013 09:51
End: 23 May 2014 17:00
N/a 11 Feb 2014 17:58 23/05/2014 17:00

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