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Bad weather delays start of Mata Bridges road repairs on SH1 in Northland


The Transport Agency advises motorists in Northland that the start of night time road works on State Highway 1 south of Oakleigh has been postponed because of the weather.

The repairs and resurfacing of the three Mata Bridges between Oakleigh and Ruakaka was due to start on Sunday 18 March and take four nights. It would have required stop/go traffic management from 7-9pm and a full closure of the state highway from 9pm to 5am.

“The weather forecast is not looking good for Sunday night and we need fine weather to do the work. So we’re making an early decision to postpone the work and road closures,” says the Transport Agency’s System Manager Steve Mutton.

A decision on whether to start the work on Monday night will be made around Midday on Monday.

For the latest on the Mata Bridge road works, road closure times and detour routes, go to:  

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