Motorists are advised to plan their alternative routes and allow extra time for their journeys when the Kamo Bypass in Whangarei is closed for repairs starting this weekend.
The repair work will be carried out in stages over the next few weeks and is dependent on dry weather.
The first closure will see the road closed to all public traffic from 4am on Sunday 14 August until 6am Monday 15 August.
There will be three scheduled openings for heavy vehicles.
“The road surface has deteriorated through the winter and we now want to get in there and fix it before it gets worse,” says Brett Gliddon the Transport Agency’s Northland Highway Manager.
“These temporary repairs will see us through until summer when permanent resurfacing of the road can be carried out during the warmer drier summer months to ensure the new seal sticks better to the existing road surface.”
Further closures are planned in two to three weeks’ time to coordinate with other road works in the area and to minimise the impact on customers and residents.
The Transport Agency apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.
For the latest highway information visit the Transport Agency’s website (external link)or sign up to www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link) for up-to-date information on what is happening on the route you plan to travel; freephone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS for national and regional travel updates.