Traffic Update

As advised in our story last week, NZTA has now officially confirmed the road will reopen on or before 20 December. The full release from NZTA follows. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that State Highway 25A between Kōpū and Hikuai will be re-open to traffic in time for Christmas – a full three […]

By John Freer & John Grant CFM believes progress on the new bridge has been so good and combined with clear indications including dates for sealing the bridge, that an opening before Christmas is very likely, and we believe a date of 18 December is a real possibility. If this happens it will be an […]

State Highway 25 is now open to light traffic and only under traffic management following an earlier closure today due to an extensive under-slip  between Whangamata and Hikuai. With more than 80mm of rain overnight the road let go with what has been described as a significant slip. It remained closed until mid-afternoon while engineers […]

By John Freer The crack which has caused the closure of State Highway 25A remained under investigation today by engineers. Waka Kotahi’s Rob Campbell, told CFM, the evaluation was continuing today as the Coromandel Peninsula’s main east-west connection route remained closed. The call to close the Kopu Hikuai highway was made late yesterday after engineers […]

  The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has advised that the sealing of the bridges new deck will be postponed from this coming week to the following week. The change which has been driven by weather forecasts that are not looking promising for sealing work, means that the bridge which was to close Sunday through […]

Here is our latest update at 3:30PM   Road Closures   SH25 Hikuai to Tairua due to flooding near the one lane bridge SH25 Hikuai to Whangamata due to a slip 1km north of McBeth Road Hikuai Settlement Road closed due to several areas of flooding Kennedy Bay Rd is closed from Driving Creek Rd […]

The Hikuai River Bridge on State Highway 25 between Tairua and the Pauanui turnoff will be closed to all traffic for multiple nights in October and November while the bridge deck is replaced. Many would have hoped for a new bridge but only a deck replacement for safety reasons is currently planned. Closures start from […]

NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 25 South of Coromandel Town will be closed during the day on 14 December. It will be closed at Kereta Hill, south of Coromandel, from 10am to 3pm to recover a  vehicle. The vehicle went off the road just below the Manaia Road lookout and the highway needs to […]

Just in from NZTA is notice of two closures of SH25. This information relates to the Hikuai Bailey bridge which is to close to all traffic, except emergency services, from 19 December till 22 December in the evenings from 8pm till 5am, hopefully this will not impact any of Santa’s preparation! The closure is to […]

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have sent a media release advising that urgent repair work is needed to the Hikuai River bridge on SH25 and this is scheduled for tomorrow 10 November and will result in closures in both directions for up to 30 minutes at a time. This will take place between 9:30am and […]

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