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SH3 Waitara detour temporarily removed


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that the detour off State Highway 3 through Waitara for light northbound vehicles that has been in place since January has been temporarily removed.

This is  due to a police operation closing a section of Bayley Street in Waitara.

SH3 between Nelson Street and Bayley Street in Waitara is currently open to all north- and south-bound traffic under Stop/Go traffic management, with delays of up to 30 mins.

Motorists are asked to allow additional time for their journeys, follow the directions of traffic management staff and signs, and take care when driving through the area.

The detour through Waitara will be reinstated when possible. Updates will be posted on the Waka Kotahi social media pages and our Journey Planner website:

Waka Kotahi thanks people for their patience.