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Detours in place on SH1 between Rangiriri and Ohinewai from March 30


The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that the State Highway 1 southbound lanes between Rangiriri and Ohinewai will be closed to traffic from 8pm on Monday, 30 March until 6am the following day.

Motorists will be detoured across the Glen Murray Bridge and Te Ohaki Road, re-joining State Highway 1 via the Tainui Road Bridge in Huntly. The detour will add approximately five to 10 minutes to regular travel time.

The closure is to allow contractors to install temporary concrete barriers on the northbound shoulder at Rangiriri, as work on the Waikato Expressway continues.
The work is weather dependent and will be postponed if necessary. 

The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience and understanding while the detour is in place.


For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move at link)

For more information please contact:

Natalie Dixon
Waikato / Bay of Plenty Media Manager

T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413