I hope this email finds you safe and well, we acknowledge that although we are not 100% back to normal yet, level 2 is just around the corner and hopefully things keep heading in a positive direction.
Work is progressing well on the Okahu and Pūhoi viaducts and you can already see them taking shape. There is however more work to complete, there are a few separate scope of works happening over the next few months on or near Pūhoi Road. I’d like to update you on what works we have coming up. These works include:
Pūhoi road (intersection) widening, earthworks and culvert installation
Southern connection works, by the tunnels – road layout changes
Most of this work will happen during the day and may not affect some of you at all, although there will be increased truck movement on SH1 and Pūhoi Road intersection. For everyone’s safety some of the work is required to be done at night when traffic volumes are lower. Some work will require temporary night time road closures and others will require stop/go traffic management. I will advise you before each of these works are scheduled to start, with additional details.
As there will be heavy vehicles and machinery operating in the area, we do ask that you please ensure you follow the construction and temporary traffic management signs. These measures have been put in place to protect the safety of the community and work crews.
We thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
As you know the Prime Minister announced yesterday that the COVID-19 alert level has been raised to Level Three and will become Level Four from 23:59 hours on Wednesday 25 March 2020.
This means we need to stop non-essential services for a period of four weeks. From today crews across the country will be working to close down Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency construction sites, including the
Pūhoi to Warkworth construction site.
Our priority at this time is to ensure that while we close down the site, it remains a safe place for you to travel near or alongside. We will keep safe traffic management in place, as well as appropriate environmental
The project shut down includes a cessation in the projects ability to meet face to face with residents and the wider project community for the time being. The projects 0508 number and
info email address will continue to operate throughout this period.
For any project related stakeholder and community queries please feel free to contact the team on 0508 7295 4636 or
Thank you for your understanding and respect for others welfare as we navigate these unprecedented challenges.
I writing to update you about night time road closure at Pūhoi. I would like to keep you regularly updated with what we are doing and when. If you receive this email you are on my regular update list, if you don’t wish to be updated please
let me know and I will remove you from my list.
I have been in discussions with the structures team and have been able to modify the hours of road closure for the first week.
This information will not be advertised to the general public, except Pūhoi residents and others that may be affected, the SH1 signs will not change.
The first week of road closures from Sunday 1 March to Thursday 5 March will now be:
Sunday – Open
Monday – Closed – 9pm – 4.30am
Tuesday – Stop/Go only
Wednesday – Stop/Go only
Thursday – Stop/Go only
Friday & Saturday – Open
The remaining two weeks (8-19 March) the road will remain closed from Sunday to Thursday’s – 9pm-4.30am.
If there are any other changes I will let you know on a day by day basis.
We will be at the Pūhoi community Market on Sunday if you wish to come and visit us.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
This is the current road closure list for roadwork closures and works , with info supplied from NX2. Note that the signage boards etc. around the works may not reflect this list – as in an arrangement with NX2 they will open the road/implement stop/go when possible to allow locals to come and go when gaps in the works allow, letting us know at PuhoiNZ as frequently as possible, but they can’t keep the public signage up to date.
Happy New year and welcome to 2020. I hope
you had an enjoyable holiday break.
Last year I mentioned that our structures
team would be installing panels at the Arawhiti ki Pūhoi
bridge at Abutment G (south side of Pūhoi Road).
Due to the unfavourable weather we had that
week some of this work was delayed and the last four panels
need to be installed. The process will be the same as last
On the Thursday 9 January for safety
reasons, a stop/go will be in place at the beginning of Pūhoi
Rd when the crane is working and the trucks are turning into
our SAP10 entrance. This will happen intermittently, as and
when required only. A crane will arrive on site at
approximately 6.20am but works won’t start until after
Please slow down and take care when turning
into Pūhoi Road from SH1 as there may be a stop go in place
during this time.
If you have any questions or concerns,
please don’t hesitate to get in touch.