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Road closure planned for Mōrere Culvert repair


As the clean-up from Cyclone Gabrielle continues, roading crews will be replacing the collapsed Mōrere Culvert north of Nūhaka, on SH2.

The works require the stretch of road around the culvert to be closed for a 48 hour period from 8am Wednesday (19 April) until 8am Friday (21 April). 

The collapsed culvert has been under temporary traffic management with pumping following the cyclone; with the need for this work previously advised.

“This is a significant piece of work, but we realise it also requires disruption to people’s lives – we want to acknowledge the impact that this closure will have on communities at a time which is already stressful,” says Waka Kotahi Central North Island Regional Manager of Maintenance and Operations Jaclyn Hankin.

“We want to reassure people we will be working day and night at the site to minimise the disruption to communities as much as people.

“We have been working closely with Wairoa District Council to ensure this work is carried out in the safest, quickest way possible. We want to thank those communities for their understanding.

“Replacing this culvert will ensure this crucial route is further strengthened for all road users - we wouldn’t be closing the stretch of road unless it was absolutely essential.”

23 March 2023

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