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News: SH1 Ōpaoa River Bridge

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SH1 Ōpaoa River Bridge

Last updated
1 Oct 2019 11:48am

Until mid-2020, motorists will experience traffic delays on State Highway 1 as work starts connecting the new Ōpaoa River Bridge with the main road.

Traffic management and speed restrictions will be in place on the south side of the bridge for the safety of the public and construction team. Motorists are advised to stay within the road cones. This work involves building new retaining walls and pavements from the new bridge to Dodson Street and will continue through to bridge completion in mid-2020.

In late August, roadworks start on the north side of the bridge, to tie in the new bridge with the existing road. This work will also
continue through to the end of the project.

Please be advised the 50km/h zone on the north side of the bridge will be extended by 300 metres before changing to 100km/h.

The new bridge over the Ōpaoa River will improve safety and journey times for all users. These works are weather dependent.

If you require more information, please contact Paul Cunniffe on 027 433 1633.

For more information about the new bridge, visit the Project page at

Opaoa River Bridge