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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there will be night time road works on State Highway 1 in the Dome Valley, starting Sunday night, 16 February.

Stop/go traffic management will be operating between the hours of 7pm and 6am, Sunday to Thursday nights from ‘Frog Pool Farm’ northwards.

The utility trench work will progress in stages over two kilometres for the next 10 weeks.

Transport Agency Senior Manager Project Delivery, Andrew Thackwray, says that the Transport Agency is working with Vector to complete service trenching before construction starts on the safety improvements in this section of the Dome Valley.

“Each night of works, the state highway will be down to a single lane for approximately 300 metres at a time. To provide a safe work area, the northbound road shoulder will be closed throughout the day.

“The Transport Agency apologises for any inconvenience and advises road users to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. The work is being done at night to minimise disruption for freight movements and the travelling public.”

The planned safety improvements on SH1 through the Dome Valley include widening the centre line and road side shoulders, adding right hand turn bays and installing flexible road safety barriers.

The project started in early-2019 and is expected to be completed in late-2021. The work is split into five stages along the 15km section of SH1 from Wellsford to north of Warkworth, with two stages currently under construction and due to be completed later this year.

This project is being delivered as part of the Safe Network Programme, a collaborative, prioritised programme of proven safety interventions on high risk routes across New Zealand.

See more information on the SH1 Dome Valley project page

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