Motorists urged to avoid Papakura and Takanini area


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is strongly urging motorists to avoid the Papakura and Takanini area, due to a serious crash on State Highway 1 (SH1) northbound.

3:15pm update

All lanes are now open.

Traffic is still heavy in the area however is slowly easing.

2:45pm update

Lanes 1 and 2 northbound from SH1 Papakura to Takanini are being opened now.

Lane 3 and the shoulder lane will likely reopen in approximately 45 minutes. We expect that all lanes will be open within the next two hours.

Crews have removed two vehicles and will now remove the remaining truck and clean up the site. We thank motorists for their patience and understanding.

1:28pm update

Due to the complexity of the crash and the recovery of the vehicles, all northbound lanes are expected to remain closed for the next few hours.

There is significant congestion so please delay any travel in the area if you can otherwise expect lengthy delays.

To keep updated please visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website.

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