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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging motorists to plan ahead for delays of between 5-10 minutes on State Highway 1 in Lichfield while a cattle underpass is installed early next month.

Works will commence on Tuesday 2 March, with a shoulder closure in place. From Tuesday 9 March to Saturday 13 March, light northbound vehicles will be detoured via Wiltsdown Road, Old Taupo Road, Waotu Road, Arapuni Road, Princes Street and Main Street.  This detour takes people from the SH1 intersection with Wiltsdown Road outside Fonterra Lichfield through to Putaruru.

All southbound traffic and northbound heavy vehicles will continue to use SH1 as usual, with a 30km/h temporary speed limit and Stop/Go traffic management in place.

Once the underpass installation is complete and the detour removed, contractors will remain on site to complete works, with road shoulder closures and a 50km/h temporary speed limit in place to assist ensure the safety of road work staff.

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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