Repairs to drainage and road surfaces across Northland highways

The NZ Transport Agency is starting major repairs to improve road surfaces and drainage on state highways across Northland.

Some of the repairs will take up to five weeks to carry out and could cause delays of up to five minutes at each site, so road users are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. Our teams have planned the works to minimise travel delays.

'Improving drainage protects the road from damage from things such as potholes, slips and erosion which makes travelling on the highway smoother and also reduces the need for ongoing maintenance which is costly and can be disruptive for road users,' says Brett Gliddon the Transport Agency’s Northland Highway Manager.

Work is already underway on State Highway 1 through the Awanui township. Drainage clearing is expected to take three weeks before road surface repairs are carried out. There will be a single lane closure throughout the work.

'The work is part of the NZ Transport Agency’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the reliability and safety of Northland’s highways for all road users and we thanks drivers for being patient while we carry out these improvements.'

Here is where you may need to plan your journey and leave earlier than normal prior to Christmas:

SH1 Brynderwyns – just south of Waipu Gorge Road

SH1 Western Hills Drive

SH12 Parore Rd

SH12 Whakapirau

SH1 North of Okaihau

SH1 Awanui

SH1 Mangamuka

Check the Transport Agency’s website: link) for the latest highway information or sign up to link) for up-to-date information on what is happening on the route you plan to travel; Freephone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS for national and regional travel updates.