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Plan ahead for upcoming SH25 closures

Plan ahead for upcoming SH25 closures

Posted December 09, 2021
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Media Release: Plan ahead for upcoming SH25 closures

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 25 around the Coromandel Peninsula will be closed at two different locations over the next two weeks.

On Tuesday 14 December State Highway 25 will be closed at Kereta Hill, south of Coromandel, from 10 am to 3 pm for vehicle recovery.

The vehicle went off the road just below the Manaia Road lookout and the highway needs to be closed so that it can be safely removed.

The Hikuai River bridge on State Highway 25 south of Tairua will be closed overnight from Sunday 19 December to Wednesday 22 December, between 8 pm and 5 am.

The closure is to allow for the completion of work started in November to bolt steel plates to the bridge deck, to ensure the deck is safe for the summer holiday traffic. During the day the bridge will reopen to traffic under a temporary speed limit.

For both closures there are no detour routes available, with the only available alternative route using State Highway 25 and State Highway 25A around the Coromandel Peninsula. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and delay their travel for outside the closures, where possible.

Emergency services will have access through both worksites.