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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Road resurfacing work to improve the quality and longevity of State Highway 1 at Te Pōporo/Bulli Point and Te Toki Point, south of Taupō, will commence next month.

This work is a continuation of the resurfacing undertaken mid-October, which was unable to be completed due to poor weather.

Full road closures between Taupō and Tūrangi will take place on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December between 7pm and 5am. On Friday 11 December the road will be open under Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed limit in place.

During the road closures, access south of the Taupō Airport roundabout, or north of the intersection of SH1 and State Highway 41 will be for residents only, with a detour in place for all other traffic via SH41, State Highway 32 and Poihipi Road. Emergency services will have full access through the work site during the works.

While the road closure will be in place from 7pm we would encourage motorists to complete their travel well before then as the contractors will be setting up traffic management from 6pm and this may cause delays.

Outside these hours the road will be open for traffic in both directions as normal.

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

Detour information

  • From Tūrangi, the northbound detour will be via State Highway 41, on to State Highway 32 and then Poihipi Road to Taupō. Through traffic heading north should use SH32 to Tokoroa. The southbound detour will be in reverse.
  • For a journey between Tūrangi and Taupō the detour will add an extra 40 to 45 minutes over and above the normal 45-minute journey time via SH1 Tūrangi to Taupō. The total travel time is approximately 1.5hrs.

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