Overnight closures on SH25 at Hikuai for essential bridge maintenance


State Highway 25, south of Tairua, will be closed overnight to all traffic for 5 nights between 8pm and 6am from Sunday 19 May.

This is to allow for essential maintenance and repairs to the single lane Hikuai Stream bridge, just south of Tairua. 

Affected road users will need to detour via SH25, looping through Coromandel township.

While this is essential maintenance work, we do appreciate this road closure involves a lengthy detour and will be disruptive.

Work includes digging out and replacing capping beams - components that span the full width of the road at each end of the bridge. Steel plates will be placed over these excavations, and a temporary speed restriction will be in place, allowing traffic to cross safely during the day.

We’ll also be doing some further maintenance during this closure, including resurfacing the eastern approach to the bridge and repairs to the bridge deck.

This work is weather dependent.  

NZTA explored the option of opening the road for a short period each night to allow convoys of traffic to pass, however this would impact work progress and extend overall disruption as additional night closures would be required.

Emergency services will be accommodated if required.