Maintenance work scheduled for SH1 between Levin and Foxton


A section of the southbound lane on State Highway 1 between Levin and Foxton will be closed next week for maintenance.

Between Monday 30 October and Friday 3 November, crews will carry out essential maintenance work and flexible median barrier repair at Manawatū Bridge (Whirokino).

A signposted detour will be in place for southbound traffic between 9am – 3pm each day. Northbound traffic will remain on the highway, with a reduced speed limit in place.

Southbound traffic will be detoured down Union Street, onto Foxton Shannon Road, onto SH57 and through Shannon, then onto Queen Street East and into Levin.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these works.

Waka Kotahi is also planning night-time maintenance works on SH1 in and around Levin. We will continue to update road users as the timeframe for the works gets closer.

Please be prepared to see crews out and about on our state highway network with a range of rebuilding and resurfacing programmes planned throughout spring and summer.

Other upcoming works in Horowhenua

  • SH1 – Queen St: Crews will be working on maintenance of the underlying road structure on a section of Queen St, in Levin from 8 November – 21 November. These are nightworks, with crews working between 6pm – 6am. A full road closure will be in place for a section of SH1. Northbound traffic will detour down Bath Street/Salisbury Street to Exeter Street back to SH1. Southbound traffic will detour down Tyne Street/Cambridge Street to Liverpool Rail Crossing and then back to SH1.
  • SH1 – Oxford St: Crews will be working on maintenance of the underlying road structure from 22 November – 5 December. Crews will work at night between 6pm – 6am. A one-way closure will be in place for southbound traffic, with a detour via Bath Street/Cambridge Street to Liverpool Rail Crossing. The road will remain open for northbound traffic.
  • SH1 – Hokio Beach Rd: Night-time asphalting works are planned from 6 December – 11 December, between 6pm-6am. Stop/ Go will be in place on SH1 with delays likely. A temporary closure of Hokio Beach Road will be in place.

During the spring/summer maintenance period, Waka Kotahi advises all road users to keep an eye on our interactive Journey Planner website for up to date information around road closures.

Sketch map of the location of the bridge on State Highway 1

Manawatū Bridge (Whirokino) detour map from 30 October 2023.