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Whangarei roadworks affecting SH1

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Motorists using State Highway 1 through Whangarei could be impacted by two sets of road improvements starting this week.

The Kamo Bypass will be closed to all traffic this weekend to create a smoother journey for vehicles travelling over the railway lines.

NZ Transport Agency contractors will be changing the slope of the railway crossing to make it level with the road as well as concreting the road either side to make it more resilient to wear over the long term.

Contractors will also be making the most of the road closure to carry out other maintenance work including fixing some road seal and cutting back vegetation.

There will be no vehicle access to the Bypass from 6pm Friday 26 February until 6am Monday 29 February.

Barriers will be in place at all intersections with the Bypass. Traffic from the State Highway will be diverted via Kamo Road and Great North Road.

The work will be carried out during the day and night and the Transport Agency apologises in advance for any inconvenience to nearby residents. Every effort will be made to do the noisiest work as early in the night as possible.

It is weather dependent and may be postponed until the next fine weekend if the weather is not suitable.

The NZ Transport Agency says motorists planning to use the area during the weekend should plan ahead and allow more time to get to your destination.

Western Hills Drive

There is also work being carried out further south on State Highway 1, to resurface the road on Western Hills Drive to ensure it is well maintained and safe for all road users.

The outer lanes northbound and southbound will be closed between Cheviot Street and Fourth Avenue until March 11.

The work which started this week, is expected to be completed in three weeks.

Check the NZ Transport Agency’s website: www.nzta.govt.nz(external link) for the latest highway information or sign up to www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link) for up-to-date information on what is happening on the route you plan to travel. For updates on road conditions and road works also visit our Facebook and Twitter sites.

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