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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Urgent asphalt road repairs are required at the intersection of SH29 and SH28 on the western side of the Kaimai Range.

The repairs will take place at night on Thursday 22 June with associated one-way closures. Road users will need to take an alternative route at set times during the night. There will be a reduced speed limit of 30km/hr through the worksite.

The alternative routes that will be in place are as follows:

  • Northbound via, SH2, SH26, and SH24 or SH27 (and vice versa), this detour is not HPMV compliant.
  • Southbound via, SH2, SH29, SH36, SH5 and SH1 (and vice versa), this detour is not HPMV compliant.
  • Southbound detour suitable for HPMV is via, SH2, SH33, SH5, SH1 and SH29 (and vice versa)

The closure points on the western (Matamata) side of the Kaimai Range are at the intersection of SH29/SH24 and the intersection of SH29/SH28, and on the eastern (Tauranga) side of the Kaimai Range at the intersection of SH29/Cambridge Road.

Motorists are advised to consider these closures when planning their journey, and where possible take the alternative detour routes, allow extra time and visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website before leaving home to view the latest road conditions.

Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website(external link)

Time Access East (Waikato to BOP) Access West (BOP to Waikato)
Prior to 8:00pm Open Open
Between 8:00pm and 9:00pm Closed Closed
Between 9:00pm and 00:30pm Open Closed
Between 0:30pm and 1:00am Closed Closed
Between 1:00am and 4:30am Closed Open
Between 4:30am and 5:30am Closed Closed
After 5:30am Open Open

Residents and Emergency Services access will be maintained at all times, however residents are advised to liaise with the traffic control teams on-site.

Other maintenance activities will be undertaken at the same time as the closure. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency acknowledges that this work and the temporary traffic management are disruptive, however this is the safest and most effective way to undertake these repairs.