Detours for Matamata traffic July 27-28, expect minor delays

Night-time detours will be in place at Matamata next week while work is carried out on the stormwater network in the Waikato town.

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that contractors will be on site on State Highway 24-Broadway from 8pm to 6am on Wednesday and Thursday 27-28 July.

This is a follow-up to resurfacing works that were carried out earlier this year and involves resetting stormwater manholes to the new road level at the Broadway-Arawa Street intersection roundabout.

This will allow better access to the town’s water and waste systems.

People wanting to drive to restaurants and other after-hours business will still be able to access Broadway but not via the Arawa Street roundabout.

Light traffic will be detoured around the intersection, while heavy traffic will be detoured using State Highway 27-Firth Street and Burwood Road. The detour for heavy traffic will add aproximetly five minutes to normal travel time. Detours will be clearly signposted.

The Transport Agency thanks people in advance for their patience while this work is carried out.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move link)

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents or to report issues on the network visit (external link)and click on ‘traffic and travel’, call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) or by following the Transport Agency on Facebook or @nztawaibop on twitter.

Motorists can also go to (external link), a dedicated website that tells people what the current travel times are to get to key places around the North Island.