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Huntly detour for south-bound SH1 travellers from February 21


People travelling south on State Highway 1 (SH1) in the Waikato will be managed through roadworks next week, with a detour required at night.

Contractors will be repairing the road surface in the northbound lanes, and carrying out other roadworks on a stretch of highway alongside the Waikato River in Huntly, known locally as Boatie Reserve.

The work will start at 5pm on Sunday February 21 and go through until Friday 26 February.

Construction work will be done at night, 5pm-5am, and the south-bound traffic detour will operate during the same hours.

Outside of these hours traffic will be managed through the work site and drivers are advised to allow an extra few minutes when travelling through the area.

During the works, there will be no parking alongside the sealed shoulder of SH1 as the whole roadway is needed to get traffic through.

The detour for south-bound traffic is Fletcher Street-Hakanoa Street-Bell Crossing Street. It is suitable for heavy vehicles including HPMV.

The Transport Agency thanks people for their patience during the work.

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

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents  or to report issues on the network visit link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.