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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises detours will be in place on State Highway 27, between the intersection with State Highway 26 at Tatuanui and Waharoa, from 9pm and 5am each night for safety improvement work, starting this Friday and continuing for approximately two weeks.

This section is part of a programme in central and eastern Waikato where Waka Kotahi is undertaking a range of minor safety improvements, including the installation of rumble strips, better roadside signs and long-life line markings. 

Work will be undertaken between 9pm and 5am. Traffic management set-up and pack-down will take place an hour before and an hour after work hours.  

During work hours the road will be closed for 45-minute periods and will reopen for 15 minutes to allow traffic through. The first road closure will be at 9pm each evening. 

Detour routes are as follows:

  • When working between the SH26/SH27 Tatuanui roundabout and the SH27/Diagonal Road/Kereone Road intersection, the detour is via SH26 and Kereone Road.
  • When working between SH27/Diagonal Road/Kereone Road intersection and SH27/Wardville Road, the detour is via Diagonal Road, Alexandra Road and Wardville Road.

Emergency services and residents will have full access at all times. 

Outside work hours, the road will operate as normal.

Work on State Highway 5 Webster Road to Oturoa Road continues this week 

Work continues on State Highway 5 between Webster Road and Oturoa Road section and is expected to be completed by the end of this week. 

Work is being undertaken each night between the hours of 9pm and 5am. During work hours the road is closed for 45-minute periods before reopening for 15 minutes to allow traffic through. The first road closure is at 9pm each evening. 

Detours between Hamilton and Rotorua are via State Highway 30 and State Highway 1 or State Highway 36, State Highway 29 and SH1. 

Further safety improvements are planned for State Highway 25 – Waitakaruru to Kōpū, State Highway 2 – Mackaytown to Waikino and SH29 – Matamata-Piako Boundary to SH28. Further details will be provided as traffic management and dates are confirmed. 

Waka Kotahi thanks road users for their patience while we carry out this important work.

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