Motorists in Northland are advised of changes to the road layout on State Highway 1 at the Portland Road intersection, south of Whangarei. The changes will be made overnight Wednesday, January 12 as the intersection upgrade moves into a new phase.
SH1 will be reduced to one lane with stop/go manual traffic management from 7pm on Wednesday, 12 February to allow the changes to be made. The work is weather dependent.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Senior Manager Project Delivery Andrew Thackwray says motorists will notice several changes.
Northbound motorists wanting to access Loop Road or SH15 will continue north on SH1 and turn left at Loop Road (north) where the new roundabout is under construction.
“We ask motorists to slow down to the temporary speed limit of 50km/h through the new layout and take extra care when turning into Portland Road. Please be vigilant and watch out for our contractors and machinery working close to the road.” says Mr Thackwray.
The Portland Road works are part of a wider project to upgrade SH1 and construct a two-lane roundabout at the Loop Road (north) intersection to improve safety and access for all road users.
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