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Plan ahead for Mt Messenger resurfacing works 9-13 August

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to plan for delays of up to one hour if travelling on State Highway 3 over Mt Messenger from Monday 9 to Friday 13 August.

Road resurfacing and drainage works will be carried out from 8.30am-5.00pm on these days. This follows emergency surfacing work undertaken on Friday 16 July.

It will be a large site with a variety of works going on at any given time. For the safety of road users and our workers, road closures are required. Traffic will be stopped for up to an hour at the base on either side of Mt Messenger for one hour at a time in order to allow crews to undertake the work, with traffic released regularly to clear queues.  

 Indicative timings for road closures are as below: 

Time  

Road status 

8.30–9.30am  

Closed  

9.30–10.00am  

Open  

10.00–11.00am  

Closed 

11.00–11.30am  

Open 

11.30–12.30pm 

Closed  

12.30–1.00pm 

Open 

1.00–2.00pm 

Closed 

2.00–2.30pm 

Open 

2.30–3.30pm 

Closed  

3.30–4.00pm  

Open 

4.00–5.00pm 

Closed  

5.00pm onward 

Open 

Please note that all traffic will be cleared every hour, no vehicles will queue for more than one closure period. 

In the event of unsuitable weather, works may require more days than planned. 

The road will be opened for emergency services vehicles. 

Waka Kotahi appreciates that these delays may be frustrating for road users, and we thank people for their patience while we undertake this important work. 

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