Reminder of SH29 Kaimai Range closures – 17 to 21 March


UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances the planned overnight closure of SH29 Kaimai Range will not take place between 17-21 March.

The next closure will take place from 19-22 May.
This updates the traffic bulletin below.

11 March

Following last month’s night closures, the second scheduled closures on State Highway 29 Kaimai Range will take place over 5 nights from Sunday 17 March to Thursday 21 March, from 8pm to 3.30am each night.

The closures are needed to undertake asphalt renewals and other maintenance such as clearing drains, sign maintenance and road marking.

This will result in a smoother, safer road for motorists and the full closure approach is safer for our crews and road users.

The closure points on the western side (Waikato) of the Kaimai Range are at the SH29/24 and SH29/28 intersections and on the eastern side (BOP) of the Kaimai Range at the SH29/Cambridge Road intersection. Emergency services will have access at all times, residents can access their property from the relevant side of the closure.

The timetable of works below is current at the time of printing. Closures may be re-scheduled in the event of bad weather.





Sunday 17 – Thursday 21 (5 nights)

8pm – 3.30am


Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 (4 nights)

8pm – 3.30am


Sunday 14 – Wednesday 17 (4 nights)

8pm – 3.30am

Alternative routes:

  • South: all vehicles: SH28, SH5, SH30, SH33, SH2 via Rotorua 
  • South: light vehicles: SH28, SH5, SH36 via Rotorua 
  • North: SH24, SH27, SH26, SH2 via Karangahake Gorge