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Pickering Road re-opening and Hautapu Road closure to SH1


The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise motorists and local residents of State Highway 1 (SH1) access changes taking effect this week, as construction of the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway continues.

Travellers should expect minor delays on the night of Thursday August 28, when stop go/ traffic will be in operation to allow contractors to paint the new access from SH1 into Pickering Road.

Access to SH1 from Pickering Road will be restored on August 29 and the temporary access to SH1 currently provided for residents via Strawberry Fields Lane (previously known as Ambreed Access Road) will be permanently closed to SH1. 

Permanent closure of the Hautapu Road access to SH1 will take effect from Monday 8 September 2014, in order to open up further construction areas along SH1. Construction of a new cycleway connection will also begin at the same time, to link Hautapu Road with the new Strawberry Fields Road.

For further updates and information people can visit the Waikato Expressway Visitor Information Centre, at 129 Victoria Road, or ‘like’ the Waikato Expressway’s Facebook page.

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move at link)


For more information please contact:

Natalie Dixon
Media Manager
Waikato and Bay of Plenty region

T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413