Works to restore SH3 to two lanes at Uruti slip site next week


Works to reopen State Highway 3 to two lanes at the site of last week’s slip at Uruti before Christmas Eve will get underway from Monday next week.

Road works staff will be on-site from 7.30am – 6pm Monday and Tuesday and from 6.30am to midday on Wednesday to remove debris and trees in order for us to reopen the road to two lanes. 

While this work is carried out, a temporary speed limit of 30km/h and Stop/Go traffic management will be in place.

Short road closures will be required at times to allow the abseiling team to fell the trees. Motorists are advised to expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

Outside work hours, traffic lights and temporary speed limit of 30km will be in place.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and, where possible, time their travel for outside the works.

For up to date information on road works, traffic, detours and delays, motorists are encouraged to visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website link).

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