A 50kmh speed limit will be introduced across a 5km section of State Highway 3 at Mt Messenger with effect from Monday 5 December.
Operating from approximately 4km south to 1km north of the Mt Messenger summit, the limit aims to keep motorists and workers safe as works continue on Te Ara o Te Ata: Mt Messenger Bypass.
The limit will operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week for the foreseeable future.
Over the coming months the Mt Messenger Alliance aims to reduce the frequency of lane closures and associated traffic management controls, which have been operating periodically since bypass construction work began.
Note: SH3 Mt Messenger will be closed from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday 13 December and Wednesday 14 December while crews complete asphalt patch repairs in the area.