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Upcoming night closures on SH1/SH3 through Bulls township


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance work on State Highway 1 and State Highway 3 through Bulls township, starting on Sunday 22 March.

The work will be spread over a 14-day period and excludes Saturdays. While the work is underway, the road will be closed overnight between 7pm and 5.30am, with detours in place via local roads.

Regional Transport Systems Manager Ross I’Anson says the work is a necessary part of the maintenance of the state highway network.

“Safety is our top priority and this work is critical for ensuring that the road remains safe for all road users.

“Undertaking this work at night will help minimise disruption to road users as much as possible.  However, we recognise the inconvenience it may cause to locals and travellers.

“We apologise in advance to locals who may be affected by the detour routes bringing unusually high volumes of traffic through their local road, or by the noise and dust created by the work,” Mr I’Anson says.

The Transport Agency will be posting electronic signage at either end of the route to advise people of the upcoming closures.

If anyone has concerns about the closures or would like more information, they should contact

Detour routes

Bulls detour maps intersection

Bulls detour maps intersection.

Bulls detour maps straight

Bulls detour maps straight.


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