Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that work to replace the Stock Effluent Disposal Facility located on State Highway 3 at Ahititi, just north of Mt. Messenger, in Taranaki, will start on Wednesday 27 April.
People are being encouraged to plan ahead and ‘level up’ their travel plans with the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency holiday journey planner this Anzac Day holiday weekend, to avoid delays on some of the Central North Island’s busiest routes for holiday traffic.
UPDATE - 3.30pm Thu 14 April: The last remaining section of State Highway 35 closed due to the impacts of Cyclone Fili – the section between the intersection with Poroporo Road, northeast of Tikitiki, and the intersection with Waiomatatini Road at the turn-off to Ruatoria – will reopen by 5pm today, in time for the Easter holiday weekend.
UPDATE 2, 11.20am Wed 14 April: State Highway 35 has now reopened to Tokomaru Bay, but remains closed between Tokomaru Bay and Potaka. Contractors are out clearing the road but people are advised to travel carefully, expect the unexpected and remain alert for unreported hazards.
UPDATE 2, 9.30pm Wed 13 April: State Highway 35 is now closed all the way from Okitu, north of Gisborne, through to Potaka, due to fallen trees between Gisborne and Tolaga Bay. The road closure will be reviewed tomorrow morning and an update provided.
UPDATE 1.15PM Wed 13 April: State Highway 35 is now also closed between Tokomaru Bay and Te Puia Springs, in addition to the closure between Hicks Bay and Te Araroa. As the section between Tokomaru Bay and Te Puia Springs is still operating under an overnight (7pm-7am) road closure, this section is unlikely to reopen before tomorrow.