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Waikato Expressway Ngaruawahia Section RE: SH1B Taupiri
Stop/Go all of next week


The NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers that as part of ongoing construction of the Ngaruawahia Section of the Waikato Expressway, there will be manual Stop/Go traffic management in place on State Highway 1B (SH1B) Taupiri from Monday 23 September through to Monday 30 September.

The road will be reduced to one lane with a temporary speed restriction of 30 km/h, between 7.00am and 5.00pm, the speed restriction will remain in place outside of these hours.

This work will enable the existing highway to be tied into the new Ngaruwahia Section of the Waikato Expressway.

In the event of adverse weather or any other factor that may delay the work, the lane closure will happen on the next suitable day.

The Transport Agency would like to thank all residents and motorists for their patience while this work is being undertaken.

Motorists can find information about most road closures, detours and road works by calling the NZTA’s free phone on 0800 4HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49), which can also be used to report any significant road issues or hazards which people may come across during their travels.

The NZTA also uses other technology to provide information to enable drivers to make better informed choices about their travel.  On The Move is a free service which enables people to sign up for information about crashes, road works and driving conditions on their frequently used routes - to sign up, go to link)

For more information please contact:

Glenda Dobbyn
Media Manager
Waikato & Bay of Plenty region
Engagement and Communications
NZ Transport Agency

T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 021 67217

The NZ Transport Agency works to create transport solutions for all New Zealanders - from helping new drivers earn their licences, to leading safety campaigns to investing in public transport, state highways and local roads.