Hamilton City Council is undertaking work on streets in various parts of the city to address safety issues and carry out routine maintenance.
All this work is weather-dependent and may be deferred in the event of rain.
Road users are encouraged to use alternative routes on the dates listed below if possible, to minimise traffic build-up and delays. However, where required, traffic management will be in place to ensure road users – including people on bikes and pedestrians – can navigate these areas safely while work is underway.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while these works are taking place – it is appreciated.
Cobham Dr lane closure for Ring Rd – Wairere Dr extension
A section of four-lane Cobham Dr, between Howell Ave and Galloway St, will be temporarily reduced to three lanes from Monday 20 January. There will be two lanes for Hamilton-bound vehicles and one lane for south-bound. There will also be a speed reduction through the area. The work is the next phase of the Ring Rd – Wairere Dr extension project and the lane will be closed 24 hours seven days a week until Wednesday 30 September.
Wairere Dr lane closure
Beginning Wednesday 22 January there will be a lane closure on Wairere Dr to allow for driveway widening. This will be south-bound of the Gordonton/Wairere roundabout and will end before the Carrs Rd off-ramp. The lane is expected to be reopened by Wednesday 29 January.
Worley Pl closure for Sevens event
The Worley Pl Shared Zone will be closed to traffic on Friday 24 January between 3pm to 6.30pm for the HSBC New Zealand Sevens birthday event that is being held in Garden Place.
Masters Ave raised safety platform
A section of Masters Ave (Morris Rd to Silverdale Rd) will be closed from Monday 20 January to Wednesday 22 January for the installation of a raised safety platform. A detour will be in place for the duration of the work.
Bryce St resurfacing
Asphalt road resurfacing will cause a night-time closure on the Bryce St west-bound lane between Anglesea St and Barton St. This work will be carried out between 8pm and 4am from Sunday 19 January to Monday 20 January.
Anglesea St and Bryce St intersection closure
The Anglesea St and Bryce St intersection, next to the Hamilton Transport Centre, will be closed from 28 January to 16 February for safety improvements. Business, pedestrian, and cycling access will be maintained. The intersection will re-open Monday 17 February and be under traffic management until the end of March 2020 (weather dependent). More information can be found at hamilton.govt.nz/anglesea-bryce
Chipsealing programme well underway
The annual chipsealing programme continues throughout January covering approximately 18km across 40 sites, over a three-week period. Roads will be closed, or traffic controlled while they are sealed, and there is a programme of re-marking and regular sweeping for loose chips in the weeks following the application of the new surface. This work is weather dependent and expected to finish in late January. Motorists are asked to drive at 30km/h through sites that have freshly laid seal. Visit hamilton.govt.nz/roadresealing to view the 2020 chipseal programme and to keep up to date with the works progress.
Te Rapa Rd rehabilitation work
Work to rehabilitate sections of Te Rapa Rd (north of Ruffell Rd) continues this week. This involves removing the existing road surface, stabilising the underlying pavement and resurfacing. During this time, the road will be open to traffic in both directions, however the speed limit will be temporarily reduced through the worksite area.