SH35 closures moved to next week (June 1 & 2)


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that closures of State Highway 35 between Kopuaroa Road and Ihungia Road, north of Te Puia Springs, have been rescheduled to next Wednesday (1 June) and Thursday (2 June).

The closures are needed to allow contractors to safely replace culverts where the road is too narrow to safely allow traffic to pass while the work is underway. The closures had been scheduled to take place this week, but have been moved to next week due to supply issues.

Closures have been timed to avoid peak commuter and school traffic and will run between:

  • 8.30am to midday;
  • 12.30pm to 2.30pm; and
  • 3.30pm to 5pm.

People are asked to plan their travel to avoid these times or expect lengthy delays.

Visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website for up-to-date information about the works.

Journey Planner(external link)

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience while we undertake this important work.