SH1 Brynderwyn Hills will be open in both directions this Friday 31 March from 12pm. Traffic management and a temporary speed limit will be in place so that northbound and southbound traffic can travel in both directions in time for Easter.

We have been working extremely hard in what are tricky conditions to re-open the road so that local road detours are not impacted by high volumes of holiday traffic.

As previously advised, we will need to close the road again in both directions. This will be from 17 April for two weeks so we can complete major earth works and drainage installation before permanently opening the road in May.

We know that this route is a crucial connection to and from Northland for both people and freight, so getting it fully reopened is a priority. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this.