The finishing touches will be made to State Highway 1 between Napier Road and Centennial Drive on the East Taupō Arterial from Sunday 3 April, with Audio Tactile Profiled (ATP) roadmarkings being installed.
The work is taking place overnight between 6pm and 6am, with lane closures, detours and temporary speed limits in place. It is expected to take four days to complete.
Please allow an extra 5-10 minutes for the detour routes. Outside work hours the road is open for traffic in both directions.
Detours will be in place between 6pm and 6am.
Southbound traffic will be detoured down Centennial Drive and Broadlands Road to re-join SH1. An additional detour for westbound traffic has been added via Centennial Drive, south down AC Baths Ave and east on Broadlands Road to join SH1.
Northbound traffic will be detoured down Broadlands Road and Centennial Drive to re-join SH 1. An additional detour for westbound traffic has been added via Broadlands Road, north on AC Baths Ave and east on Centennial Drive to join SH1.
Southbound traffic will be detoured west down Broadlands Road then south down Miro street, Manuka Street, Māhoe Street, Claret Ash Drive, Ashwood Avenue and Crown Road then east on Napier Road to re-join SH1.
Northbound traffic will be detoured west down Napier Road then north on Crown Road, Ashwood Avenue, Claret Ash Drive, Māhoe Street, Manuka Street and Miro Street then east on Broadlands Road to re-join SH1.
People are encouraged to plan ahead, allow extra time for their journeys, keep to the temporary speed limits and follow the directions of traffic management staff and signs.
These works are weather dependent, and people are encouraged to visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website (journeys.nzta.govt.nz(external link)) for up-to-date information on the works, before setting off.
Waka Kotahi thanks road users for their patience while we carry out these important works.
Audio tactile profiled (ATP) roadmarkings, sometimes referred to as rumble strips, are long-life roadmarkings which have raised ribs or mounds oriented perpendicular to the direction of travel and spaced at regular intervals along them. If a driver runs over an ATP marking it will provide an audible and tactile warning. ATP roadmarkings can be used to:
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