SH25 Kereta Hill NZTA advise of overnight closures for urgent road repairs
Written by John Grant on April 21, 2023
NZ Transport Agency has issued a notice with times and dates that State Highway 25 will be closed over seven week nights for urgent work to repair and reseal the road at Kerata Hill. Daytime sealing works will also be required.
They told CFM that Contractors need a clear road space to carry out the necessary repairs to the pavement. Full closure for certain periods is needed as this section of SH25 is very narrow, the road will have to be closed for periods overnight to keep everyone safe, in particular the road workers, says NZTA System Manager for Waikato, Cara Lauder.
“Waka Kotahi understands how vital the Coromandel loop road is, especially while State Highway 25A is closed, however this repair work is essential ahead of winter.
“The total amount of nights the road will be closed is seven, plus three periods of daytime sealing. On the days of sealing, the road will be closed from 11am to 12pm only,” Ms Lauder says.
The overnight closures start from Wednesday 26 April through Thursday 4 May (weeknights only and weather dependant).
The closure hours are between 8pm – 11pm and 12 midnight through to 5am. The road will be open for one hour between 11pm and midnight to allow people through.“We are very aware of the sacrifices local residents, businesses and communities are having to make at the moment and thank people for their patience while this work is underway,” Ms Lauder says.
Emergency access will be available at all times.