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Pokeno to Hampton Downs asphalt resurfacing works to start Sunday


Waka Kotahi advises asphalt resurfacing works will be carried out on SH1 between Hampton Downs and Pokeno from this Sunday 27 March to Tuesday 17 May.

The work will take place in sections, each night between 9pm and 5am.

Traffic will still be able to travel in both directions during the works but there will be reduced speed limits and traffic management in place.

There will be signposted detour routes for lane closures around Pokeno village and southbound between Island Block Road and Spring Road. Expect delays and plan ahead for your journey. 

Work will be carried out on the below dates. There will be no work undertaken on Easter or ANZAC day public holidays: 



Northbound Mercer to Pokeno. Detour via Great South Road or Helenslee Road, Pokeno township 

Sunday 27 March to Thursday 31 March  


Southbound Island Block Road to Springhill Road (Meremere) - Detour via Te Puea Ave 

Thursday 31 March 

Sunday 10 April to Tuesday 12 April  

Northbound Island Block Road to Oram Road (Meremere) 

Tuesday 12 April, Wednesday 13 April and Monday 18 April  


Northbound Oram Road (Meremere) to Pioneer Road (Mercer) 

Monday 18 April to Thursday 21 April 

Monday 25 April to Thursday 28 April 


Northbound Pioneer Road South NB Intersection to Pioneer Road South SB Intersection (Pokeno) 

Sunday 27 March and Thursday 31 March 

SB Pokeno North off-ramp to Pioneer Road South SB intersection. Detour via Great South Road or Helenslee Road, Pokeno township 


Tuesday 3 May to Thursday 5 May 

Sunday 8 May to Thursday 12 May 


SB Mercer to Oram Road off-ramp 

Sunday 15 May to Tuesday 17 May 

Asphalt resurfacing requires removal of the top surface layer of the road so residents may experience an increase in noise levels. Waka Kotahi will try to restrict the most disruptive noise to the first few hours of the closures to minimise the impact on residents. 

This work may be rescheduled due to weather or COVID-19 compliance requirements.

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We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your support during this time.

For more information contact or call 0800 444 449