Monday, April 22, 2024

State Highway reopens for Easter

State Highway 1 across the Brynderwyns will be temporarily opened for Easter weekend, Transport Minister Simeon Brown announced today.

The Minister said work currently underway to ensure the resilience of the critical route will be paused for Easter Weekend to allow holiday makers to travel north

“Today I visited the Brynderwyn Hills construction site, where workers are preparing the route for a temporary reopening from this Thursday,” said Mr Brown.

“Weather events last year caused severe under and over-slips on State Highway 1 at the Bryderwyn Hills and NZTA have undertaken extensive works to strengthen the resilience of this corridor.

“Excellent progress has already been made on works since the road was closed, with NZTA’s project teams working around the clock to complete this critical project as quickly as possible.”

NZTA will pause the works on the Brynderwyns for the Easter period, with State Highway 1 at the Brynderwyn Hills open from Thursday the 28th of March to Tuesday the 2nd of April.

“As Kiwis start to prepare their travel plans for Easter, the Government is encouraging New Zealanders to support, visit, and explore Northland as the region remains open for business,” said minister Brown.

“We know that this route is a crucial connection to and from Northland for both people and freight, so getting it opened for the long Easter weekend has been a priority.”

Following Easter, State Highway 1 at the Brynderwyn Hills will close again from 3 April to 13 May for project completion. 

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