Freight detours required during Matamata roadworks
Heavy vehicles are now being detoured off Matamata’s main street at night during roadworks on Broadway.
The NZ Transport Agency is recommending heavy vehicles avoid the Matamata area during the works, which are now under way until mid-February.
Contractor Transfield Services, now called Broad Spectrum, is repairing the road surface on Broadway from the State Highway 27 roundabout to the Burwood Rd roundabout.
Work for the northern end is being done at night, while the southern section with be mostly day works.
Light vehicles can use Broadway during the night works but the transport agency encourages heavy vehicles to avoid the Matamata area at night (by using State Highway 1 and 29 for instance) and those trucks approaching the town from the north and south will be detoured off Broadway.
The detours for trucks will be extended to both day and night at various times between January 17-29 to protect the new surface.
Detours are well sign-posted and a traffic controller is at each end of the route to assist. Trucks needing to get in and out of the town for pick-ups and deliveries have options available.
The detour route for trucks is Burwood Rd-State Highway 27. Another option is Tower Rd-Rawhiti Ave-State Highway 27.
The Transport Agency and Broad Spectrum thank people in advance for their patience and understanding while they do this important work.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone contact Broad Spectrum 0800EWAIKATO (0800 39245286 (24 hours).