Resealing ahead for a section of SH3 in Taranaki


State Highway 3 between Inglewood and Stratford will be closed to northbound traffic overnight to allow for resealing from next Sunday 14 January to 28 January.

The work is scheduled to take a fortnight, finishing on 28 January, weather permitting, and will take place between 7pm and 4am Sunday to Thursday.

The lane will be closed between Dudley Road in Inglewood and Monmouth Road in Stratford.

The northbound lane will remain open on Friday and Saturday nights.

During this period, northbound road users are encouraged to plan ahead and take alternative routes. SH45 is the alternative state highway, adding approximately 20 minutes to the journey.

The southbound lane will remain open during resealing, however there will be a temporary speed limit in place, for the safety of all road users. NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi is advising southbound motorists to expect delays during this time.

Access for emergency services and residents will also remain open, and crews will be available to assist people through the site if and when needed.

Once the work has been completed, a speed restriction will remain in place temporarily to allow for the seal to set – it’s really important people slow down and stay at the speed limit, to minimise any risk of damage to vehicles.

Crews will return to site at off-peak times to complete line marking and sweeping to ensure loose chip is removed.