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Motorists asked to take extra care on Brynderwyn Hill


The NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to take extra care when travelling on the Brynderwyn Hill (SH1) during the next five weeks as work continues to cart earth to a fill site as part of the safety upgrade project.

From this Monday, up to 10 trucks an hour will begin moving earth from the quarry at the top of the hill down the highway to one of the project fill sites on the opposite side of the State Highway, says the NZ Transport Agency’s Auckland and Northland Highway Manager Brett Gliddon.

“The trucks will cross the State Highway at a controlled point managed by staff to ensure the safety of all road users.  Traffic on the State Highway will continue to have priority.”

The trucks will run during the operational hours of 7am to 7pm, seven days a week. However, there will be no truck movements over the Easter or Anzac holiday weekends.

“These truck movements are in addition to the current work already underway at the site.”

The NZ Transport Agency and its contractor United Civil Construction thank motorists in advance for their patience and co-operation while this work is completed and ask that everyone continues to follow the directions from construction staff.

The work on the Brynderwyns will see the highway widened, a number of tight corners removed and a wire rope barrier installed to improve safety and resilience along this important stretch of highway.


For more information please contact:

Jan McCarthy
Media Manager - Christchurch

T: 03 964 2885
M: 021 427 442