SH25A re-opens during daylight
Published on 17 January 2023
State Highway 25A between Kōpū and Hikuai is reopening at 7am on Wednesday 18 January.
Traffic will be restricted to one lane, with a temporary speed limit of 30km/h. The highway will only stay open during daylight, until 7pm.
On Monday 16 January Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency closed SH25A after the discovery of cracks in the highway following Cyclone Hale.
Geotechnical engineers carried out detailed investigations on Tuesday 17 January on a significant number of cracks, some measuring 15 metres deep and up to 75mm wide.
Motorists will be directed to drive on the side of the road that is least affected. Cracks on this side were being filled on Tuesday afternoon to prevent rain getting in.
The night time closure hour of 7pm will continue until further notice.
Monitoring devices are being put in place to detect deterioration. If the situation worsens, the road may have to be closed again while further solutions are investigated.
While SH25A is closed, road users will need to use State Highway 2 through the Karangahake Gorge or State Highway 25 around the Coromandel Peninsula.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Waka Kotahi NZTA's web page for updates.