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SH25 at Kereta Hill, Coromandel will be closed overnight for much of the coming week. Photo: WAKA KOTAHI

SH25 Kereta Hill, Coromandel overnight closures for urgent road repairs

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has advised that State Highway 25 will be closed over seven week nights for urgent work to repair and reseal the road at Kereta Hill.

Daytime sealing works will also be required on April 28, May 2 and May 5, between 1-2pm.

The overnight closures start from April 26 through to May 4 (weeknights only and weather dependent).

The closure hours are between 8-11pm, and 12 midnight through to 5am. The road will be open for one hour between 11pm and midnight to allow people through.

As this section of state highway is very narrow, the road will have to be closed for periods overnight to keep everyone safe, in particular the road workers, Waka Kotahi system manager Cara Lauder said.

“Waka Kotahi understands how vital the Coromandel loop road is, especially while SH25A is closed, however this repair work is essential ahead of winter.

“The total amount of nights the road will be closed is seven, plus three periods of daytime sealing. On the days of sealing, the road will be closed from 1 to 2pm only,” Ms Lauder said.

“We are very aware of the sacrifices local residents, businesses and communities are having to make at the moment and thank people for their patience while this work is underway,” Ms Lauder says.

Emergency access will be available at all times.