The NZ Transport Agency is advising a short detour will be in place for southbound road users on State Highway 1 at Tamahere for up to six weeks from 1 October.
Traffic will be diverted down the Tamahere Interchange south-bound off-ramp, through the Tauwhare Road roundabout and up the south-bound on-ramp.
Waikato System Manager Karen Boyt says commuters can expect delays during morning and evening peak traffic periods, and is encouraging motorists catching flights from Hamilton Airport to plan their journey using our Journey Planner(external link) tool and consider using State Highway 3 to avoid delays at the Tamahere Interchange.
“These works are part of the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway. The detour will allow our contractors to work on State Highway 1 where it connects to the new expressway.
“The first two weeks of works coincide with the school holidays when traffic volumes are traditionally lower. Our contractors will endeavour to finish works as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to road users.”
Traffic management will be in place at the roundabout on Tauwhare Road during peak periods to keep traffic flowing.
A detour for cyclists is already in place via Newell Road.
“State Highway 3 will also be operating under stop/go traffic control at the Dixon Street intersection over two nights in the week beginning 30 September.”
“This will result in restrictions for overdimension vehicles on both State Highway 1 at Tamahere and State Highway 3 at the Dixon Street intersection on these nights, we ask that these vehicles use alternative routes during this time,” says Ms Boyt.
Works may be disrupted by adverse weather.
The Transport Agency would like to thank road users for their patience during this time, and we remind motorists to plan ahead and allow more time for your journey.
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