A detour taking southbound traffic off State Highway 1 and on to the Tamahere off-ramp will be in place for up to six weeks from October 1.
The southern-bound traffic will then travel through the Tauwhare Rd roundabout and up the south-bound on-ramp, said the NZ Transport Agency.
Delays are likely during morning and evening peak traffic periods, said NZTA Waikato System Manager Karen Boyt.
“The detour will allow our contractors to work on State Highway 1 where it connects to the new expressway,” she said.
“The first two weeks of work coincides with the school holidays when traffic volumes are traditionally lower. Our contractors will endeavour to finish works as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to road users.”
Traffic management will be in place at the roundabout on Tauwhare Road during peak periods to keep traffic flowing.
A detour for cyclists is already in place via Newell Road.
Motorists catching flights from Hamilton Airport are advised to consider using State Highway 3 to avoid delays at the Tamahere Interchange.
“State Highway 3 will also be operating under stop/go traffic control at the Dixon Street intersection over two nights in the week beginning 30 September.”
“This will result in restrictions for over-dimension vehicles on both State Highway 1 at Tamahere and State Highway 3 at the Dixon Street intersection on these nights,” Boyt said. “We ask that these vehicles use alternative routes during this time.”
Work may be disrupted by adverse weather.
To plan ahead keep up to date with:
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• Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)