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Roading Network Updates

Monday 23 March 2020

Due to a serious crash SH3 is closed south of Piopio, between Aria Road and Totoro Road. Allow extra time for detour which will add 30-40 mins to journeys. Please be patient and delay travel if it is not essential.

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 359 KB)


Update 19 March 2020

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 350 KB)


Update 18 March 2020

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 350 KB)


Tuesday 17 March 2020

There will be some extended delays today along SH3 at the Awakino Tunnel roadworks sites, due to the increased volume of traffic coming north from the WOMAD festival that was held in New Plymouth over the weekend. Due to the extensive works occurring, only one lane is open and this will continue. Please be patient as the traffic controllers are doing their best to mitigate this issue, and drive safe.


Update 16 March 2020

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 347 KB)


Update 13 March 2020

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 347 KB)


Update 12 March 2020

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 347 KB)


Friday 6 March 2020

Road users are advised to expect delays due to roadworks with stop/go operations at:

  • Ngarongo St, Te Kuiti (The Lines Company)
  • Te Waitere Rd, Kinohaku (Tree felling)

Click for more details of work on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 419 KB)


Saturday 7 March 2020

As advised in local media, Targa Babina rally on Saturday 7 March 2020 will involve the following road closures (Note: Route descriptions exclude any sections outside of the Waitomo District Local Roads, indicated with *):

Streets/Roads:

Stage: Waitomo 1 – 7th March 2020 Road Closure from 7.15 am to 11.45am (Waitomo DC and Otorohanga DC)

Haurua Road – From 200m North of its intersection with SH37

  • Past Waihohonu road
  • Exits District
  • To intersection with Waitomo Valley Road*

Waitomo Valley Road – From intersection with Haurua Road heading south*

  • Re-enters district
  • To finish at rapid 1177 Waitomo Valley Road

Stage: Oparure – 7th March 2020 Road Closure from 7.35am to 12.05pm (Waitomo DC)

Oparure Road – From rapid 1199

  • Past Waipapa road
  • Past Waitepipi Road
  • To intersection with Mairoa Road

Mairoa Road – From intersection with Oparure Road

  • Past Ngapaenga Road
  • Past Pungarehu Road
  • Past Kihikihi Road
  • To finish at intersection with Kea Street and Mangaotaki Road

Stage: Totoro Road – 7th March 2020 Road Closure from 8.40am to 1.10pm (Waitomo DC)

Totoro Road – From 200m east of intersection with SH3

  • Past Potaka Road
  • To finish 200m west of intersection with Konini Road

Stage: Ohura Rd – 7th March 2020 Road Closure from 9.00am to 1.30pm (Waitomo DC)

Ohura Road – From 200m east of Kowhai Street

  • To intersection With Mokauiti Road

Mokauiti Road – From intersection with Ohura Road

  • Past Waitahi Road
  • Past Oniao Road
  • Past Owen Road
  • Past Ngapaki Road
  • Past Puhanga Road
  • Past Patoto Road
  • Past Mangateka Road
  • Past Takiri Road
  • To intersection with Ramaroa Road

Ramaroa Road – From intersection with Mokauiti Road

  • To finish 200m south of intersection with SH4

Stage: Pukerimu – 7th March 2020 Road Closure from 11.25am to 3.55pm (Waitomo DC)

Pukerimu Road – From 200m east of intersection with SH4

  • To intersection with Kopaki Road

Kopaki Road – From intersection with Pukerimu Road

  • Past Mapara South Road
  • Past Mapara North Road
  • To finish 200m east of intersection with SH4

Stage: Ongarue – Waimiha – 7th March 2020 Road Closure from 12.20pm to 4.50pm (Ruapehu DC and Waitomo DC)

Starts out of District: Ongarure-Waimiha Road – From 200m north of Ongarure Village Road*

  • Past Knight Road*
  • Past Paraketu Road*
  • Past Takiri Road*
  • To intersection with Poro-o-Tarao Road*

Poro-Tarao Road – From intersection with Ongarure-Waimiha Road*

  • Past Ongarue Stream Road*
  • Past Waimiha Valley Road*
  • Past Tapuwae Road*
  • To intersection with Waimiha Road*

Re-Enters District: Waimiha Road – From intersection with Poro-Tarao Road

  • To finish 200m south of intersection with SH30

Stage: Waitomo 2 – 7th March 2020 Road Closure from 1.50pm to 6.20pm (Waitomo DC)

Waitomo Valley Road -- From rapid 1177 Waitomo Valley Road, 250m from the intersection with Waitomo Village Road and Waitomo Caves Road.

  • Exits District
  • To intersection with Haurua Road

Haurua Road – From Intersection with Waitomo Valley Road

  • Past Waihohonu Road
  • To finish 200m north of intersection with SH37

Update 03 March 2020

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 425 KB)


Update 02 March 2020

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 420 KB)


NZ Transport Agency Update  - 27 February 2020

Upcoming works on SH3 Te Kuiti

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises road maintenance works on State Highway 3, between Te Kumi Road and Carroll Street in Te Kuiti, will get underway from Wednesday next week.

The works will take place between 7.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and are expected to take approximately two weeks, weather dependent.

Acting Waikato System Manager Rob Campbell says stop/go traffic management and a temporary speed limit of 30km/h will be in place during the works, along with parking restrictions.

“The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience while we undertake these important works.”

Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey this summer. Keep up to date with:

Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

For more information please contact:

Megan Heffield
Media Manager
NZ Transport Agency

M: 021 317 688
E: Megan.Heffield@nzta.govt.nz
W: www.nzta.govt.nz


Update 26 February 2020

See attached PDF for full list of road works on Waitomo District Roads. (PDF 351 KB)