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Plan for highway night works in Whangarei


A series of night works linked to the NZ Transport Agency’s upgrade of State Highways 1 and 14 are planned to start in Whangarei next week and will impact on drivers using the two highways.

The night works start on Monday (10 March) and will continue until Wednesday (26 March). Contractors will be working from 7pm until 7am the following morning when traffic is lighter.

  • From Monday 10 March – Thursday 13 March work will begin on SH1 (Western Hills Drive) from Cheviot Street up to and including the intersection with Maunu Road/SH14.
  • From Sunday 16 March - Thursday 20 March work will finish on SH1 and move onto SH14, starting from the Te Mai Road end and finishing up at the SH1intersection.
  • From Sunday 23 March – Wednesday 26 March there will be work on Otaika Road (SH1) and move to Maunu Road.

“These works will mean restricted access, which will delay people using the highways at night,” says the Transport Agency’s Highway Manager, Tommy Parker.  “We will do everything to minimise those delays but people should allow more time to get where they are going safely, and be patient as they drive through the work sites.”

“There will be some noise and vibration and our contractors will aim to get that work done earlier in the evening to avoid disrupting our neighbours” says Mr Parker.

The Transport Agency is working with Whangarei District Council to improve the state highway through Whangarei.  The improvements will help manage growing traffic numbers, improve safety and make travel easier for locals and visitors travelling in and around Whangarei.  The improvements also include improved safety for people who walk and cycle.

For more information please contact:

Ewart Barnsley
Auckland/Northland Media Manager
NZ Transport Agency

T: 09 928 8720
M: 027 213 7616