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SH29 road reconstruction work continues on western side of Kaimai Range this week


Waka Kotahi will continue major road reconstruction works this week on the east-bound Crawler Lane between the State Highway 29 intersection with State Highway 28 and the Swap Kaimai Farm entrance on the western (Waikato) side of the Kaimai Range.

These works had been scheduled to be completed by Friday 29 January, however the scope of the works has increased and are now, weather permitting, expected to be completed ahead of Waitangi weekend.

Two-way traffic flow will remain in operation for the duration of the remaining works on the east-bound crawler lane. Temporary speed limits will be in place past the worksite 24 hours a day.  A 30km/h temporary speed limit will be in place during work hours, with a 30km/h or 50km/h temporary speed limit in place outside working hours, depending on site and weather conditions.  

Later in February, road reconstruction works are planned to take place on the SH29 Stop Lane at the intersection of SH29 and State Highway 24. These works will be followed by road reconstruction works adjacent to the Kaimai Mamaku lookout rest area and between the Swap Kaimai Farm entrance and the Kaimai Mamaku lookout rest area. All work is expected to be finished by the end of February.

These works are part of the Waka Kotahi spring/summer road maintenance programme, which will see repairs and reseals on state highways across the Waikato to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network.

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed. Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.

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