Expect delays on SH1 Cambridge next month


Motorists are advised to expect delays on State Highway 1 (SH1) between the Tamahere Interchange and Duncan Road overnight on March 5 as construction of the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway continues.

A 30km/h speed limit will be in place overnight on March 5 as traffic is switched onto the southbound lanes of the Waikato Expressway and over the Pickering Road Bridge, the NZ Transport Agency says.

The following morning (March 6) a speed restriction of 50km/h will be in place on a 4.5km section of the new Expressway including the Pickering Road Bridge, to allow chip seal to bed in.

With SH1 traffic using the new Expressway, the old section of SH1 will be reconstructed in stages to become part of the local road network, connecting Pencarrow Road, Pickering Road and Tamahere Drive.

During construction these roads will be under temporary traffic management and motorists should expect short delays at times.

From March 6 onwards there will be no direct access to or from the Expressway from these local roads. Duncan Road will also have restricted access, with left turn in and left turn out only.

Local traffic will use the existing Tamahere Interchange to access the Expressway.

The new cycleway between Strawberry Fields and Hautapu Road will open from March 6 and cyclists are encouraged to use the route while the chip seal beds in on the new section of Expressway.

From March 2 until March 4 there will also be night works on the southern part of the Cambridge section. Stop/go traffic management will be in place to allow contractors to move barriers and complete tie-in works.  There will be a speed restriction of 30km/h and motorists should expect minor delays.

All work is subject to fine weather.

The Transport Agency apologises for any inconvenience and thanks motorists for their patience and understanding as construction of the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway continues. 

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit www.nzta.govt.nz(external link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move at www.onthemove.govt.nz.(external link)

For more information please contact:

Natalie Dixon
Waikato / Bay of Plenty Media Manager

T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413
E: natalie.dixon@nzta.govt.nz