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Kamo Bypass work to go ahead this weekend


Motorists are advised to allow plenty of time for their journey due to the closure of the Kamo Bypass (SH1) through Whangarei this weekend.

The bypass will be closed to all traffic from 6pm Friday 4 March until 6am Monday 7 March so work can be carried out to create a smoother journey for vehicles travelling over the railway lines. 

There will be no vehicle access to the Bypass during that period and barriers will be in place at all intersections with the bypass. Traffic from the State Highway will be diverted via Kamo Road and Great North Road. 

The work was originally scheduled for last weekend but had to be postponed due to forecast bad weather. 

NZ Transport Agency contractors will be changing the slope of the railway crossing to make it level with the road as well as concreting the road either side to make it more resilient to wear over the long term. 

Contractors will also be making the most of the road closure to carry out other maintenance work including fixing some road seal and cutting back vegetation. 

The work will be carried out during the day and night and the Transport Agency apologises in advance for any inconvenience to nearby residents. Every effort will be made to do the noisiest work as early in the night as possible. 

The NZ Transport Agency says motorists planning to use the area during the weekend should plan ahead and allow more time to get to your destination. 

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