Colenso culvert work underway.Work started this week on the culvert replacement and scour repair at Colenso. The culvert has been extended and the scour (open excavation) around the culvert pipe is being backfilled up to road level.
The work at... Continue reading »
Motorists are advised that SH2 at Karangahake Gorge, Waikato remains closed.
It’s estimated that it won’t be reopened until about 9pm.
The route has been closed since lunchtime, after a slip was reported to emergency services.
Allow an extra hour... Continue reading »
According to the NZTA a detour is in place because the Karangahake Gorge is closed due to a slip. Drivers are asked to follow the directions of the emergency services on site.
Allow an extra hour for the detour.Detour route: via Kopu and Hikuai, or... Continue reading »
Posted 1 September 2017
by Gold FM
in Road info
Media Release: NZTA
First Kereta Hill retaining wall complete
Work on the first retaining wall at Kereta Hill has finished. A road barrier to protect traffic from running off the road was also installed this week, with some final touches to line marking and planting... Continue reading »
The Metservice has issued a Severe Weather Watch due to an active front in the Tasman Sea being expected to move onto the North Island from late this afternoon or evening, then continue tracking southeast across the island during Monday.
This front... Continue reading »
Heads Up: The Metservice has issued a Strong Wind Watch for the Coromandel, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Bay Of Plenty and Rotorua west of Whakatane, Taupo, Taranaki, Taihape and the Whanganui hill country from 10:00 pm Sunday to 6:00 am Monday.... Continue reading »
Posted 25 August 2017
by Gold FM
in Media Release and Road info
Media Release: SH25/SH25A NZTA Thames-Coromandel update
Work is finishing up on the first of two retaining walls to protect SH25 on Kereta Hill. With the wall complete a barrier to protect traffic will need to be installed and the road repaired and lines repainted.
The first of two retaining walls at... Continue reading »
SH2 Athenree Gorge is still closed as investigations into the cause of the fatal crash between a petrol tanker and car continue, and the road is cleared.
It's not expected to reopen until about 3 pm.
Detour via Waihi Beach. Continue reading »
One person has died following the serious crash on State Highway Two, between Waihi and Athenree Gorge, this morning.
There are no further injuries.
At 8:07 am a petrol tanker and a car collided near the intersection of Mathers Road.
SH 2 remains... Continue reading »
The Athenree Gorge is closed due to a crash involving a car and petrol tanker near the intersection of Mathers Road.
All traffic north and south is being diverted via Waihi Beach.
The road is expected to be closed for some time. Continue reading »
A young woman came close to going over the edge and plunging into the Karangahake Gorge when she was involved in a four car crash yesterday afternoon.
The crash left her trapped in her car with one wheel hanging over the safety barrier of the... Continue reading »
Work begins at Pumpkin Hill
In the past few days work has begun on another project on SH25, with construction beginning on one of the two retaining walls required on Pumpkin Hill, north of Tairua.
The second retaining wall should be underway soon,... Continue reading »
Emergency services are attending a crash at the intersection of State Highway 25 and Hikuai Settlement Rd on the Coromandel.
Two vehicles are involved.
There are three patients.
Two helicopters are being sent to the scene.
SH25 is blocked in both... Continue reading »
Over the past week, another NZTA project has started construction to protect SH 25, with work underway to build a rock wall to protect the highway from coastal erosion at Diehard Creek between Thames and Coromandel.The rock protection wall is the... Continue reading »
Enquiries are ongoing as Police continue working to locate the offender who shot at Police in Morrinsville early yesterday.
An examination of the scene at Kuranui Road is underway and is expected to continue today.
The road will remain closed... Continue reading »
The Kopu-Hikuai Road (State Highway 25A) is open to one lane with stop/go traffic management in place between 8 am and 5 pm today.
The crew on site are working towards having the slip cleared so both lanes will be open from 5 pm today. Continue reading »
The Kopu-Hikuai Road (State Highway 25A) is to open to one lane this evening, however, please drive with caution and expect significant delays as further work is required to open both lanes.
The NZ Transport Agency has reassessed the work plans and... Continue reading »
A helicopter has been used to remove loose rock and dirt from the slip on State Highway 25a this afternoon.
The approximately 2000m3 sized slip came down Sunday night and is currently blocking the road.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising the... Continue reading »
The Kopu-Hikuai Road (State Highway 25A) will remain closed overnight to allow a major slip to be cleared.
The slip occured near Kitahi Road, close to the summit yesterday causing both lanes to be closed.
NZTA contractors have engaged a helicopter... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency is advising people travelling in the Thames-Coromandel area to check road conditions before leaving for their journeys as heavy down pours and high winds are expected.
NZTA crews will be monitoring roads over the next few... Continue reading »