Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will reopen State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn Hills to all traffic in both directions from 6am on 1 May.
SH1 over Northland’s Brynderwyns has been closed off and on for weeks after several huge Cyclone Gabrielle slips. These slips scuppered a brief opening just before the cyclone, after it had also been similarly shut due to previous slips for some time because of earlier bad weather.
The section of SH1 has been hit by bad weather over several weeks. An excavator at the site.
A substantial amount of material had been removed and drainage had also been installed to help to future proof stormwater resilience, she said.
Once the road re-opened, crews would still be working on the highway, removing material from the southern slip sites.
“Traffic management along with a temporary speed limit will still be in place,” Hori-Hoult said.
Waka Kotahi recognised it was a key connection to and from Northland for both people and freight, so it was “a massive feat” for it to be fully functional.