SH3 Mt Messenger asphalt resurfacing underway


Work is now underway resurfacing a stretch of State Highway 3 at Mt Messenger in Taranaki.

While most of the work is being carried out during stop/go traffic management, three days of closures are coming up this weekend.

The road closure will be in place from 7pm tonight (Friday 5 April) to 4am on Monday 8 April because of the narrow and winding nature of the stretch of road being resurfaced.

There is no viable detour during the closure period so the road will be reopened at the following times each day to ensure people have an opportunity to get to where they need to go:

Saturday 6 April / Sunday 7 April

Midnight – 1am
Midday – 1pm

Monday 8 April

Midnight – 1am
4am – 6pm

Outside the full closure, the road will be OPEN under overnight (6pm-6am) stop/go from Monday 8 April to Friday 19 April.

The road will be open during the day with a temporary speed restriction in place.

The resurfacing work is expected to be complete by Friday 19 April. Most of the work will be completed at night to minimise disruption.

This work is highly weather dependent and NZTA advises all road users to regularly check the Journey Planner website for up to date, daily information.