Drivers are being advised to allow more time for their travel from next weekend when the NZ Transport Agency closes State Highway 1 overnight on the Brynderwyn Hills in Northland for maintenance work.
Weather permitting the highway over the Brynderwyns will be closed in both directions from 6.45pm, and will re-open the next morning at 5am. The first stage of work will continue for five consecutive nights from Sunday – 30 and 31 March, and 1, 2 and 3 April. The highway will be closed a second time on Sunday 6, 7, and 8 April.
Detours will be in place, and the Transport Agency recommends that drivers allow an extra 30 to 45 minutes for their journey. Southbound traffic will be diverted through Waipu and Mangawhai, and northbound traffic will be diverted via Paparoa/Oakleigh.
The closures will allow contractors to resurface the highway on the southern side of the hill.
“The repairs are part of our on-going work to maintain Northland’s state highway, and they are necessary to ensure the safety of our customers on this steep, windy part of the network,” says the Transport Agency’s Northland Journey Manager, Jacqui Hori-Hoult.
The overnight closures are timed when traffic is light to minimise disruption.
“The Transport Agency would like to thank drivers for their continued understanding and patience during the work. We ask people to allow more time for their journeys, and to take care on the rural roads being used as detours for safe travel,” says Ms Hori-Hoult.
Further information concerning this work is available by contacting the Transport Agency’s Northland help desk on 0800 111655 or 0800 4 Highways.
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Auckland/Northland Media Manager
NZ Transport Agency
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