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Transport Agency plans weekend closure of SH1 in Whangarei

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State Highway 1 at the southern entry to Whangarei will be closed this weekend to allow NZ Transport Agency contractors to repair a damaged section of highway above a broken stormwater pipe.

State Highway 1 at the southern entry to Whangarei will be closed this weekend to allow NZ Transport Agency contractors to repair a damaged section of highway above a broken stormwater pipe. 

The highway has settled around the pipe just south of the SH1/Murdoch Crescent intersection.

The northbound lane of the SH1 will be closed from 5pm on Saturday (10 August) for approximately two hours while preliminary work is undertaken.  During the closure, the Transport Agency says a manual traffic control system will be in place to divert northbound traffic in to the southbound lane.

Repairs to the highway will start at 6am on Sunday (11 August). Northbound traffic will again be diverted by a manual traffic control system into the southbound lane past the work site.  When traffic volumes increase during the day, all SH1 southbound traffic will be diverted along Mount Pleasant Road, Arcus Street and Southend Avenue.
“We ask all road users to be patient along this section of SH1while we complete the repairs and restore this section of the highway to a safe condition,” says the Transport Agency’s Senior Delivery Manager for Northland, Jacqui Hori-Hoult.  “It is a live work site and people need to take care for the safety of themselves and their passengers and our contractors.”   
 

The work, which is weather dependent, will be completed by 6am next Monday morning. Meanwhile, the Transport Agency continues a busy programme of works at a number of other locations across Northland to improve the region’s state highway network    

State Highway 1 north  
Whangarei:  highway upgrade from SH1/SH14 to SH1/Selwyn Avenue
Kauri: rail overbridge repairs
Towai:  planting
Brynderwyns: repairs to highway surface

Hukerenui, Moerewa: repairs to highway surface
Umawera: repairs to highway   
Oakleigh: Katetoke bridge repairs
Te Ahu Ahu Road:  right turn bay safety work
McLeods Flat:  guardrail improvements
Raumanga (Murdoch Crescent): repairs to highway surface
Warkworth (Goatley Road):  repairs to highway surface
SH1/SH10 intersection upgrade

State Highway 10
Waipapa (Puketotara Road): repairs to highway surface
Waimate North: shoulder repairs
Kaeo: highway maintenance and 50kph speed restriction
SH10/SH1: intersection upgrade
SH10/SH11 intersection upgrade

State Highway 11
Whirinaki River bridge: repairs
Lemons Hill: 50/70kph speed restriction
Opua: 50 speed restriction  
Te Haumi: 50kph speed restriction
Whangae: 50kph speed restriction
Waitangi: 70kph speed restriction   
SH11/SH10: intersection upgrade  
Vegetation spraying at various locations

State Highway 12
Opononi: tree work
Matakohe and Ruawai: slip repairs
Kaihu-Waihu: shoulder repairs
Katui, Maitahi, Wharekawa: highway surface repairs

State Highway 14
East of showgrounds: slip repairs

State Highway 16
Vegetation spraying at various locations

The NZTA thanks all road users for their support and reminds them that they can obtain further information about state highway works by contacting 0800 111 655

For more information please contact:


Ewart Barnsley
Auckland/Northland Media Manager
NZ Transport Agency

T: 09 928 8720
M: 027 213 7616
E: ewart.barnsley@nzta.govt.nz

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