Damaged median barrier repairs on Waikato Expressway – plan ahead for possible delays


Waka Kotahi is advising holidaymakers and other road users to plan ahead for likely delays as repair work is undertaken on Monday evening (December 26) to fix damage to the centre wire rope median barrier near Te Kauwhata.

The median barrier was damaged in a crash overnight on December 23. Contractors have completed a temporary repair which allows this section of the expressway to operate safely, with a temporary 90km/h speed restriction in place, until the permanent repair is completed on December 26.

Contractors will return to the site to undertake the full repair on Monday evening – the work is expected to take up to three hours to complete, and will require the temporary closure of one lane in each direction while the work is completed.

Waka Kotahi is urging travellers to allow extra time for their journeys. We thank everyone for their patience while this urgent work is completed to ensure the expressway remains safe for all road users.