The Desert Rd on the Central Plateau will be closed for bridge repairs on April 19. The stretch of State Highway
1 south of Turangi will be closed for
36 hours, from 7am on Thursday, April 19, until 7pm Friday, April 20 to enable the second part of the concrete deck to be poured on the Waihohonu Stream Bridge. The bridge was damaged in a crash in
2017. The work is weather-dependent and anyone planning to travel the Desert Rd on those days should check the New Zealand Transport Agency website or call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) for the latest information.