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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

A recent inspection on the eastbound side of the Waitakaruru Twin Bridge on SH25 has detected the need for some deck repairs.

Repair materials for the bridge, which is located north of the SH2/SH25 junction in Mangatarata, are currently being prepared offsite with work to be carried out from Monday next week.

The bridge will be closed during the day while this work is undertaken, however traffic will be able to cross the river via the adjacent westbound bridge where Stop/Go traffic management will be in place.

The bridge will reopen to traffic in the evenings, excluding eastbound heavy vehicles (Class 2 or above) which have been asked to detour via SH2 and Hauraki Road until the repairs are complete.

Cara Lauder, Waikato System Manager, Maintenance and Operations, says the work is expected to be complete by Thursday 13 April, ahead of the Easter holiday period.

“We acknowledge that there will be significant traffic volumes looking to use SH25 across the Easter and Anzac long weekends and our contractors will do their utmost to have the bridge repaired and open ahead of this time.”

General vehicles can continue to use the bridge as normal ahead of the repairs and the westbound bridge remains open to all traffic.

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