The NZ Transport Agency advises SH32 Western Bay Road will be closed to all traffic due to a large slip near Waihaha.
Waikato system manager Karen Boyt says our contractors will work hard to clear the site so we can get the road open safely to motorists as soon as we can.
“The location of the slip has been under repair for an existing slip, however our contractors discovered the slip has increased in size and the road needs to be closed due for safety reasons.”
The detour is via SH41 and SH1 to Taupo (northbound) and Poihipi Road/Whangamata Road. For southbound Whangamata Road, Poihipi Road, SH1 and SH41 and will be clearly sign posted.
The NZTA will continue to provide updates via social media and the NZTA website and expect the road to be reopened in around two weeks.
Further details will be provided end of this week.