3 November 2017 | AUCKLAND & NORTHLAND
Slowing down will help new Brynderwyn’s road surface be finished sooner
The NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to slow down as they travel through road surfacing work on the Brynderwyn
Hills, to help the work to be finished sooner.
Final surfacing work on the southern side of the hill is due to be completed early next week, if the weather is fine.
State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn’s will be closed in both directions from 6.45pm on Sunday 5 November, and will
re-open at 5am Monday 6 November. This time schedule of work will repeat for two further consecutive nights from 6.45pm
– 5am on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 November.
“To help us to finish these works effectively, we’re asking drivers to slow down and for truck drivers to change gear
before they arrive at the works heading north. Speed and gear changes on the fresh surface are putting additional stress
on it and meaning some work needs to be repeated,” says the Transport Agency’s Northland Systems Manager, Jacqui
“The repairs are part of our on-going work to maintain Northland’s state highway, and ensure the safety of our customers
on this steep, windy part of the network.”
Detours will be in place with traffic control staff providing guidance along the route. The Transport Agency recommend
that drivers allow an extra 30 to 45 minutes for their journey.
Southbound traffic will be diverted through Waipu and Mangawhai, with northbound traffic diverted via Paparoa/Oakleigh.
For electric vehicles, charging stations are located at Kaiwaka and Whangarei.
“The Transport Agency would like to thank drivers for their continued understanding and patience during the work. We ask
people to allow more time for their journeys, and to take care on the rural roads being used as detours for safe
travel,” says Ms Hori-Hoult.
Further information about this work is available by contacting the Transport Agency’s on 0800 4 Highways. You can get
free email alerts on a specific route by signing up to www.onthemove.govt.nz