SH26 bridge repair south of Paeroa closure update
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Posted November 11, 2019
Gold FM has received queries about the exact location of the Rotokohu Canal Bridge south of Paeroa that will closed for repairs from 18 November.
We asked NZTA for more detail about the location of the bridge which they have provided. See the map below.
SH26 south of Paeroa will be closed for up to ten days from 18 November for repairs on the Rotokohu Canal Bridge, with a detour in place.
The flow of water down the canal has undermined the abutments which need to be repaired with sheet piles and backfilled. The bridge is too narrow to do this while safely maintaining one lane of traffic.
Drivers planning to head south from Paeroa will need to take SH2/Awaiti Road/Paeroa-Tahuna Rd to rejoin SH26 which adds approximately 13 kilometres or eight minutes to a journey.