The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists there will be night time road works on State Highway 1 south of Wellsford starting Sunday night.
The work, between the Hoteo Bridge and the north-bound passing lane, will be carried out over seven nights between 7pm and 6am, from Sunday August 25. Weather permitting, it will be finished by 6am Friday August 30, says the Northland System Manager, Jacqui Hori-Hoult.
“During the work, our team will temporarily stop 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.”
Traffic management crews will put out road cones each night from 7pm and a stop-go lane closure will start from 8pm while contractors clear vegetation and install more temporary steel barriers along the roadside so work can continue on the safety improvements.
The Transport Agency apologises for any inconvenience and advises road users to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys, says Ms Hori-Hoult.
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 roadside 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 being delivered as part of the Safe Network Programme, a collaborative, prioritised programme of proven safety interventions on high risk routes across New Zealand.
More temporary steel barriers will be installed during the night time safety improvement work on SH1 in the Dome Valley