Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 10 February 2023.
Works as part of the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth project will require overnight closures on State Highway 1 (SH1) between Silverdale and north of the Johnstones Hill tunnels (northbound) and Pūhoi and Grand Drive (southbound) over five weeks.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists of overnight closures planned through Dome Valley this month to complete line marking and maintenance works including storm clean up, median barrier repairs and street light installation.
Waka Kotahi is urging everyone using roads in affected areas to adjust their driving to the conditions, which means slowing down, increasing following distances, switching headlights on and watching for flooding and other debris on the road.
5.45pm update: Due to a recurring slip identified just before the road was set to re-open for northbound traffic, SH1 Brynderwyns to Waipu will not reopen today. Our crews are currently onsite working to clear the slip and will review the cause of it given the relatively dry weather this afternoon.
If you can avoid travel, please stay home. If you’re driving in the forecast heavy rainfall, please drive to the conditions, which means keeping a safe following distance and dropping your speed and watch for flooding and other debris on the road.
There has been significant progress clearing slips around the Coromandel and wider Waikato with most highways now open but extreme caution is advised as there may be small slips and areas with surface water. Clearance and cleanup works will continue tomorrow in the region.