The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 58 between Paremata Road and Postgate Drive will be closed to all traffic in both directions from 11am this morning to allow contractors to undertake urgent works to remove slip material and make the road safe for motorists.
During this time, the detour for Hutt bound motorists is Grays Road to the Pauatahanui roundabout and then State Highway 58 over the Haywards, motorists heading from the Hutt towards Porirua should use State Highway 2 and State Highway 1.
All trucks should use State Highway 1 and State Highway 2, as State Highway 58 is not suitable for heavy vehicles during this period.
People who need to access their properties between Postgate Drive and Paremata Road should speak to the traffic controllers on site who will arrange safe access for them.
As it is possible this work will continue into this evening’s peak, we encourage motorists to plan their journeys accordingly.
"This is a narrow and challenging section of highway for our crews to work in and we appreciate people's ongoing patience while these urgent repairs are undertaken," says Neil Walker, Highway Manager, NZ Transport Agency.
People can call 0800 44 44 49 for updates and the Transport Agency’s website and social media accounts will be also updated as more information is available.
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