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Motorists advised to plan ahead for Saddle Road closures

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to plan ahead for further daytime closures for westbound traffic on Saddle Road next week.

The road will be closed to westbound traffic for four days from 9am to 2.30pm between Monday 14 and Thursday 17 June, with the detour route via the Pahiatua Track.

“Contractors will be completing line-marking, road sweeping and other maintenance work. This work couldn’t be fully completed during the last set of closures due to adverse weather conditions,” Manawatu-Whanganui System Manager Ross I’Anson says.

“This westbound closure helps provide a safer environment for workers and means this important work can be completed with fewer delays. While the Pahiatua Track will be available as a detour, we’re advising motorists to plan ahead and leave more time for their journey.”

Further night-time closures are planned for July to improve the section of road near the Woodville passing lanes. Details on the exact dates will be shared once confirmed.

These works are dependent on weather and may be cancelled or postponed at late notice. Updates will be posted on the Waka Kotahi Facebook page.

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Waka Kotahi thanks everyone for their patience and understanding while this work is carried out to make journeys over the Saddle Road smoother and safer.

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