Traffic switch signals next stage of SH1/SH29 roundabout construction


The new roundabout at the intersection of State Highway 1 and State Highway 29, Piarere, is taking shape with much of the main foundation work now complete.

The focus now shifts to construction on the southern side (Tīrau approach) and to safely accommodate this work, motorists can expect to see a change to the road layout soon.

Traffic south of the roundabout will be moved onto a newly constructed section of road adjacent to SH1 from Monday 15 April. The changeover will occur overnight between 8pm and 5am, Sunday 14 April (weather permitting) with temporary speed restrictions and shoulder closures in place.

This arrangement is expected to remain in place until September 2024.

Motorists are asked to drive with extra care through the site, while people adjust to the new road layout. A temporary speed limit of 60km/h will be in place around the project site to protect road workers and ensure the safety of everyone travelling through the area.

Construction on the roundabout got underway in January 2024 and is expected to take up to two years to complete.

SH1/SH29 intersection