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Two closures planned for SH25

The closures are expected to take place next week. File photo.

People planning to use State Highway 25 around the Coromandel Peninsula are being warned to prepare for closures at two different locations over the next two weeks.

On Tuesday, December 14, State Highway 25 will be closed at Kereta Hill, south of Coromandel, from 10am to 3pm for vehicle recovery.

The vehicle went off the road just below the Manaia Road lookout and the highway needs to be closed so that it can be safely removed, says a spokesperson for the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

The Hikuai River bridge on State Highway 25 south of Tairua will be closed overnight from Sunday 19 December to Wednesday, December 22, between 8pm and 5am.

"The closure is to allow for the completion of work started in November to bolt steel plates to the bridge deck, to ensure the deck is safe for the summer holiday traffic. During the day the bridge will reopen to traffic under a temporary speed limit.

"For both closures there are no detour routes available, with the only available alternative route using State Highway 25 and State Highway 25A around the Coromandel Peninsula. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and delay their travel for outside the closures, where possible.

"Emergency services will have access through both worksites."

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