Expect lengthy delays at SH29A Maungatapu roundabout this weekend, avoid the area if possible - update 12:06pm


The NZ Transport Agency is encouraging drivers to avoid State Highway 29A at the Maungatapu roundabout this weekend as delays of up to 12 minutes are possible.

SH29A Maungatapu roundabout

Heavy machinery, including large cranes, will be moving a high voltage power line so work can continue on the roundabout as part of the Maungatapu underpass project.

Speed restrictions and lane closures will be in place on Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24 between the hours of 7am and 6pm and drivers travelling through will experience lengthy delays.

Motorists are urged to use alternative routes or plan travel outside of these hours to avoid delays at the busy worksite.

This work is weather dependent and will take place the following weekend if delayed.

The Transport Agency apologises for any inconvenience and thanks motorists for their patience as work on the Maungatapu Underpass project continues.

Update: 12:06pm

This work has been postponed until the weekend of July 30/31 due to the possibility of lightning.

The Transport Agency apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can sign up to On The Move at www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link)

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents  or to report issues on the network visit www.nzta.govt.nz(external link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.  Or view current travel times on www.drivelive.nz/(external link)