The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 58 between Paremata Road and Postgate Drive will be closed to all traffic in both directions from 10pm tonight (Wednesday 23 November). The road will be closed for approximately 5 hours to allow contractors to repair the road surface where a major slip occurred last week.
During this time, the detour for both directions is along Grays Road between State Highway 1 and the Pauatahanui roundabout. All trucks should use State Highway 1 and State Highway 2, as Grays Road is not suitable for heavy vehicles.
A detour to access the wider Whitby area will be signposted via Postgate Drive/Whitford Brown Avenue.
People who need to access their properties between Postgate Drive and Paremata Road should speak to the traffic controllers on site who will arrange safe access for them.
"This is a narrow and challenging section of highway for our crews to work in and we appreciate people's ongoing patience while these repairs are undertaken," says Mark Owen, Regional Performance Manager, NZ Transport Agency.
People can call 0800 44 44 49 or check the Transport Agency’s website and social media accounts for information.