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Thames Coast Rd closed Tuesday 11am-2pm

15 May 2017

State Highway 25 (Thames Coast Road) at Whakatete Bay will be closed for around three hours tomorrow (Tuesday 16 May) from 11am-2pm while a small amount of blasting takes place at a rock fall site.

NZTA has just released this notice about the Thames Coast Road:

State Highway 25 (Thames Coast Road) at Whakatete Bay will be closed for around three hours tomorrow (Tuesday 16 May) while a small amount of blasting takes place at a rock fall site.

The road is expected to be closed from 11am until 2pm on Tuesday 16 May to allow for the blasting to take place, the clean-up of the debris and for abseiling of the bank to check it is safe enough for road users to pass through.

The highway at Whakatete Bay has been reduced to one lane since a major weather event three weeks ago.

The NZ Transport Agency apologises in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause but geotechnical engineers have confirmed the blasting is the fastest way to get the road open to two lanes again.

The road is expected to be closed to the public for around three hours but one lane will be open as soon as reasonably practicable.
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Rockfall at Whakatete Bay, Thames Coast Road, SH25