Update: SH1, Paekakariki now open but significant delays continue


The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists travelling in and out of Wellington to expect significant delays as a two-vehicle crash shortly before midday temporarily closed State Highway 1, by the Fisherman’s Table restaurant, Paekakariki.

While the road is now open in both directions and traffic is flowing, motorists are advised to delay travel if possible as it may take some time clear the backlog of traffic. We appreciate motorists’ patience until traffic patterns return to normal.

Now that State Highway 1 is open, motorists are advised to avoid using Paekakariki Hill Road as it is currently heavily congested.

As the situation changes, motorists can get updates on State Highway 1 traffic conditions via

0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)