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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect delays on State Highway 1 (SH1) at Mackays Crossing today.

Due to the breakdown of an asphalt plant early this morning, Transmission Gully work on SH1 was not able to be completed by 5.30am as scheduled. The asphalt plant has since been repaired and the work that was not able to be completed will be done tonight.

To ensure the safety of motorists, there are temporary ramps and a speed restriction of 30km/h in both directions on a 75 metre-long section of the highway. These will remain in place until the work can be completed later tonight.

This means that delays are expected on SH1 today, particularly during peak afternoon traffic.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. Waka Kotahi is also reminding everyone to drive safely through the site and adhere to the temporary speed restriction.

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