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Hawke’s Bay Expressway lane closures from 3-21 May

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UPDATE: Due to bad weather, the Hawke’s Bay Expressway works could not be completed in the scheduled time. Because of this, there will be further closures from 9am to 3pm between Tuesday 8 June and Friday 11 June. Details are as follows:

  • From Tuesday 8 June to Wednesday 9 June, lane closures between Links Road to Evenden Road.
  • From Thursday 10 June to Friday 11 June, lane closures between Evenden Road and Omahu Road.

In the case of more bad weather, the work, (and therefore the lane closures), will be delayed up to Wednesday 16 June.


30 April 2021: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising that the Hawke’s Bay Expressway will be undergoing essential maintenance from Monday 3 May to Friday 21 May which will require a number of lane closures. During this period, there will be lane closures from 9am to 3pm. Only one section and one lane will be closed at any time and detour routes will be in place.

From Monday 3 May to Wednesday 5 May, motorists can expect closures between Kennedy Road Overbridge to Flaxmere Ave.

From Thursday 6 May to Thursday 13 May, paintwork will be completed from Watchman Road to Longlands Roads. 

In the case of bad weather, works will be postponed until the next fine day. All works, including any bad weather days, are expected to be completed by Friday 21 May.

Waka Kotahi acknowledges that this will cause some disruption to motorists and thanks everyone in advance for their patience and cooperation while this essential work is underway.

Below is a closure schedule - in most sections, one lane (either northbound or southbound) will be closed, followed by the other in the same section before moving onto another section.

Closure schedule

Monday 3 May

Morning: Kennedy Overbridge to Meeanee Overbridge
Midday: Links Road to Evenden Road
Mid-afternoon: Meeanee Overbridge

Tuesday 4 May

9am-3pm: Evenden Road to Omahu Road

Wednesday 5 May

9am-3pm: Omahu Road to Flaxmere Avenue

Thursday 6 May

9am-3pm: Watchman Road to Prebensen Drive

Friday 7 May

9am-3pm: Prebensen Drive to Taradale Road 

Monday 10 May

Morning: Kennedy Overbridge to Meeanee Overbridge
Midday: Links Road to Evenden Road
Mid-afternoon: Links Road Meeanee Overbridge

Tuesday 11 May

9am-3pm: Shoulder closure Flaxmere Avenue to Longlands Road (please note there is no detour required for the shoulder closure, however there is for all other work unless stated otherwise).
Morning: Evenden Road to Omahu Road
Midday: Omahu Road to Flaxmere Avenue

Wednesday 12 May

9am-3pm: Pakipaki Village (shoulder closures only, no detour required) 

Thursday 13 May

Morning: Flaxmere Avenue to Longlands Road
Midday: Pakipaki Village (shoulder closures only, no detour required) 

 

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