Daytime closures for SH29 Hinuera in February

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 26, 2024

SH29 at Hinuera will be closed during the day for almost three weeks for road rehabilitation work, between Wednesday 7 and Monday 26 February, from 6am to 6pm on weekdays.

The road will reopen each night between 6pm and 6am with a 30km/r speed limit as the surface will be unsealed. The road will remain open during the weekend, with the 30km/r speed limit in place.

Traffic will be detoured north along SH27 and Hopkins Road during the closure. The detour is expected to add around 10 minutes to journeys along SH29.

The section of road to be repaired is between the Allied Petroleum service station and Hinuera Road. Access to properties and businesses with the closure zone will be maintained during the daytime closurewhile Hinuera School can be accessed from Hinuera Road.

Roger Brady, system manager at NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, says closing the road means the work will be quicker and safer than if a Stop/Go was in place.

“Major roadworks will always be an inconvenience to small communities like Hinuera, however by closing the road we will keep this to a minimum by completing the work as quickly as possible,”he says.

The work is scheduled to be complete on Monday 26 February however bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances may see this extended.