Detours for southbound traffic travelling on SH1 near Tirau:
expect delays


A detour will be in place for people travelling south on State Highway 1 near Tirau next week while contractors install new guard rails on the route.

For four days from Monday December 15, all southbound traffic – except HPMV trucks – will be detoured via Okoroire Road-Hetherington Rd-SH5 and back to SH1.

The detour will be in place from 7am until 5pm and will add approximately 15 minutes to travel times.

All north-bound traffic will stay on SH1 and pass through the work site; however a 30km/h speed restriction will be in place and some stop/go traffic management will be in place to allow south bound HPMV vehicles through.

The work is between the township and the new roundabout at the SH1/5 intersection. The job is weather dependent and may be postponed if necessary.

The Transport Agency thanks drivers for their patience and understanding while these works are under way.


Download southbound detour overview flyer [PDF, 144 KB] (PDF, 144KB).


For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.

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



For more information please contact:

Natalie Dixon
Waikato / Bay of Plenty Media Manager

T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413