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Layout change for travellers through north Waikato


State Highway 1 travellers in north Waikato face a layout change this week when traffic is moved at the Northern Interchange on the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway.

Currently north and south-bound traffic is sharing what will be the Huntly off-ramp. From Thursday 10 May north-bound traffic will move on to the new on-ramp at the interchange site.

South-bound traffic will move over later in the month, once pavement and barrier tie-ins are completed after the first switch.

Having two lanes of traffic running on the new on-ramp allows room for the North Island Main Trunk Railway Line bridge to be built.

Construction started in 2015 on the 15.2km Huntly section of four-lane expressway which connects the Ohinewai section in the north to the Ngaruawahia section at Gordonton Road in the south. It is scheduled to open to traffic in 2020.

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Sealing the next section of highway at the Northern Interchange.

Sealing the next section of highway at the Northern Interchange.