Speed restrictions in place on Northland’s SH11


The NZ Transport Agency says people need to drive with care on State Highway 11 between Kawakawa and Waitangi in Northland and speed restrictions are in place at several locations.

The highway’s chip seal has lifted in several places, particularly on curves and tight corners. There are 50kph restrictions at Lemons Hill, Opua,Te Haumi and Whangae, and a 70kph restriction at Waitangi.

The Transport Agency’s Journey Manager for Northland, Jacqui Hori-Hoult, says contractors are visiting the sites daily to monitor the situation and to ensure road users are safe.

“Final repairs will be made as soon as the weather becomes warmer to allow re-sealing work, which is typically toward the end of October,” says Ms Hori-Hoult. “While we investigate the cause of the problem, we regret any inconvenience to road users.  We have signs out to warn people of lower speeds so that they can continue to use the highway safely.” 

The Transport Agency says further information about state highway works is available by contacting 0800 111 655. 

State highway maintenance is underway at several location across Northland:

State Highway 1 north 
Whangarei:  highway upgrade from SH1/SH14 to SH1/Selwyn Avenue
Kauri: rail overbridge repairs
Towai:  planting
Kamo by-pass: vegetation control
Kimberley Road/Puketi Road:  repairs to highway shoulder
Hukerenui, Moerewa: repairs to highway surface
Ramseys Bridge, Mungamukas: repairs
McDonalds Bridge, Mungamukas: repairs
Otaika Stream Bridge: repairs
Warkworth (Goatley Road):  repairs to highway surface
SH1/10: intersection upgrade
Drainage maintenance at various locations

State Highway 10
Stammers Road, Kareponia: drainage maintenance
Puketotara Road:  right turning bay upgrade
Te Ahu Ahu Road: right turning bay upgrade
Kaeo: 50kph speed restriction
SH10/SH1: intersection upgrade
SH10/SH11 intersection upgrade

State Highway 11
Speed restrictions at various locations
Whirinaki River bridge: repairs
SH11/SH10: intersection upgrade 
Vegetation spraying at various locations

State Highway 12
Opononi/Waimamaku: drainage maintenance
Andersons Bridge, Matakohe: maintenance 
Matakohe and Ruawai:  slip repairs 
Whirinaki: tree maintenance
Vegetation control at various locations

State Highway 14

East of showgrounds: slip repairs
Vegetation control at various locations

State Highway 16
Mt Rex: guardrail repairs