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SH25A closed between Kopu and Hikuai

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State Highway 25A is closed between Kopu and Hikuai until further notice due to a large slip covering both lanes.

Acting Waikato System Manager Rob Campbell says the slip occurred last night on the eastern side of the Kopu-Hikuai summit.

“Our contractors are currently on-site removing the slip material from the road and a geotechnical inspection will take place later this morning.

“In the meantime, the road remains closed at the intersection of State Highway 25 and State Highway 25A at Hikuai and at the intersection of State Highway 25 and State Highway 26 at the Kopu end. We expect to be able to provide an update this afternoon.”

Mr Campbell said where possible, motorists should delay unnecessary travel, or use the detour in place via State Highway 2 through the Karangahake Gorge.

“Plan ahead, check the Transport Agency’s Journey Planner for updates before setting out and allow additional time for your journey.”

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