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Night time roadworks on SH1 in Dome Valley for safety

Published: Fri 24 May 2019 09:38 AM
The NZ Transport Agency advises there will be night time road works on State Highway 1 just north of Warkworth, starting this Sunday.
The work, near Grimmer Bridge, will be done over three nights, between 7pm and 6am, from Sunday 26 May. Weather permitting, it will be finished by 6am Wednesday 29 May, says the Northland System Manager, Jacqui Hori-Hoult.
Each night traffic management crews will put out road cones from 7pm and a stop-go lane closure will start from 8pm, while contractors dig a roadside trench for utilities.
“During the work, our team will hold traffic while work is being carried out to ensure the safety of the work crews and road users. We will be monitoring the queues and minimising wait times as much as practical.”
“The Transport Agency apologises for any inconvenience and advises motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. The work is being done at night to minimise disruption for freight movements and the travelling public.”
The planned safety improvements on SH1 through the Dome Valley include widening the centre line and road side shoulders, adding right hand turn bays and installing flexible road safety barriers. The work will be done in five stages along the 15km section of SH1 from Wellsford to north of Warkworth.
This project is part of the government’s Safe Roads and Roadsides programme to prevent people from dying or being seriously injured on rural roads.
Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey. Keep up to date with:
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• Twitter: twitter.com/nztaakl
• Journey planner: journeys.nzta.govt.nz
• Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

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