Dome Valley work

There will be night works on State Highway 1 (SH1) north of Warkworth over the next six weeks to lay cable ducting in a roadside trench.

The work is being carried out for a utility company at the same time as a staged safety upgrade of SH1 in the Dome Valley. New safety improvements include widening the centre line and road side shoulders, adding right hand turn bays and installing flexible road safety barriers.

The duct-laying work will take place between Forestry Road and Waiwhiu Road, Monday to Thursday nights from 7pm to 5am. There will be stop/go traffic management with the road reduced to one lane.

A few kilometres to the south on SH1, there will also be overnight work on Sunday, 24 May on a retaining wall opposite the turnoff to L Phillips Road (Sheepworld) as part of work to widen the highway.

There will be stop/go traffic management with the road reduced to one lane from 7pm to 5am.

Both road crews will maintain physical distancing and use additional protective clothing in line with strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

The Dome Valley safety improvements project started early last year and are expected to be completed late next year. The work is split into five stages along the 15km section of SH1 from Wellsford to north of Warkworth, with two stages currently under construction and due to be completed later this year.

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