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Reconstruction work continues on SH29

The works are taking longer than expected to complete. File photo.

Major road reconstruction works are continuing on State Highway this week.

The works are taking place on the east-bound Crawler Lane between the SH29 intersection with SH28 and the Swap Kaimai Farm entrance on the western (Waikato) side of the Kaimai Range.

These works had been scheduled to be completed by Friday, January 29, however, the scope of the works has increased and are now, weather permitting, expected to be completed ahead of Waitangi weekend.

Two-way traffic flow will remain in operation for the duration of the remaining works on the east-bound crawler lane.

Temporary speed limits will be in place past the worksite 24 hours a day.

A 30km/h temporary speed limit will be in place during work hours, with a 30km/h or 50km/h temporary speed limit in place outside working hours, depending on site and weather conditions.

"Later in February, road reconstruction works are planned to take place on the SH29 Stop Lane at the intersection of SH29 and SH24," says a Waka Kotahi Transport Agency spokesperson.

"These works will be followed by road reconstruction works adjacent to the Kaimai Mamaku lookout rest area and between the Swap Kaimai Farm entrance and the Kaimai Mamaku lookout rest area. All work is expected to be finished by the end of February.

"These works are part of the Waka Kotahi spring/summer road maintenance programme, which will see repairs and reseals on state highways across the Waikato to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network."

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed. Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website (journeys.nzta.govt.nz) for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.

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