SH1 Tamahere closures in May


State Highway 1 night-time traffic will be detoured at Tamahere in the first two weeks of May as work continues on the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway.

1–6 May: SH1-Tamahere, full closure north and south between SH26-Hillcrest roundabout to SH21-Tamahere Interchange, from 7pm–6am.

Detours from the north are via SH26 and SH1B to Cambridge, and from the south are SH21 and SH3. Local property access will be maintained at all times.

8–13 May: Tamahere south-bound closure, times and detours as above.

The closures are needed for pavement construction and line marking leading up to the mid-year project completion and are likely to be the lasty detours required.

The May works will see traffic split from the current shared Cambridge Road Bridge and running on the final layout.

Local property access will be maintained past the detour cordons, including to Newell Road from the north and SH21-Airport Road from the south. All through traffic will be detoured off SH1 at the Hillcrest’s SH26 roundabout and at the SH21 interchange.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the closures are subject to weather and any Covid-resourcing issues.

Any date changes will be posted at the expressway Facebook page: link)

Photo of interchange roads under construction in Hamilton, Waikato Expressway

Southern Interchange where work continues ahead of the Hamilton section opening mid-year

Please note that State Highway 1B east of Hamilton (Puketaha) is closed at the southern end of Telephone Road, detour via Holland Road, Waverley Road and Seddon Road.

SH1B east of Hamilton closed, detour in place (media release, 1 April 2022)