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Vegetation clearance signals the start of Dome Valley safety improvements


The NZ Transport Agency advises that contractors are about to start tree and vegetation removal on State Highway 1 in the Dome Valley to prepare for safety improvements on this busy state highway.

The tree felling and vegetation clearance will start this Sunday night, 10 February along the roadside between Grimmer Bridge and Sheepworld. The hours of work are from 7pm to 6am Sunday to Thursday.

Transport Agency Project Delivery Manager Auckland and Northland, Stephen Collett says the work is expected to take nearly two weeks and be finished by Friday, 22 February, weather permitting.

“Each night, traffic management crews will put out road cones from 6pm and a stop-go lane closure will start from 7pm. During the felling of large trees, the road will be temporarily closed to ensure the safety of the work crews and road users.”

At times, this work will be noisy, and the crews will endeavour to complete the noisiest work between 7pm and midnight.

“The Transport Agency apologises for any inconvenience and advises motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.  The work is being done overnight to minimise disruption for freight movements and the travelling public.”

The planned safety improvements include widening the centre line and road side shoulders, adding right hand turn bays and installing flexible road safety barriers. The work will be done in five stages along the 15km section of SH1 from Wellsford to north of Warkworth.

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