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Road maintenance on SH1 in Motuoapa from next week


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises foam bitumen stabilisation works on State Highway 1 near Motuoapa commence next week.

Stop/Go traffic management with a temporary speed limit of 30km/h will be in place from Wednesday 17 February, with work expected to take two weeks. Minor delays can be expected between the hours of 7am and 7pm, when work is taking place. Outside work hours both lanes will remain open with a reduced speed limit in place due to the uneven surface. 

Foam bitumen stabilisation involves mixing bitumen into the existing road structure to improve the strength of the road.  This technique increases the longevity and waterproofing abilities of the road surface in a quick and easy manner, decreasing disruption to road users.

Waka Kotahi thanks road users for their patience while we carry out this work.

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