Even during the coldest weeks maintenance and some construction activities continue across the Waikato & Bay of Plenty region, ensuring the state highway network across the region remains safe and accessible, and major projects march on.
Work on Te Ara o Te Ata: Mt Messenger Bypass is pressing ahead with the construction of a safer, more resilient route between Taranaki and the Waikato alongside significant biodiversity enhancement in the surrounding area, for decades to come.
From Wednesday 10 August traffic travelling on SH3 will be switched to run on the northbound lane 400 metres from the Princess Street intersection at Waitara, in order to allow crews to install a new stormwater pipe under the road as part of the Te Ara Tūtohu: SH3 Waitara to Bell Block safety improvement project.
Work will get underway next week on the construction of a new slow vehicle bay on State Highway 2, as part of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's work to provide more passing opportunities between Napier and Wairoa.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging drivers to plan ahead for overnight maintenance work on the State Highway 3 Bulls Bridge which will be undertaken from Wednesday 10 August to Saturday 13 August.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the Te Puke Highway, near Pah Road, will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday 9 August, and on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 August the road shoulder will be closed.