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Temporary road closures 
Smith Street, Matamata, 12 January 2023 (lasting 4-5 weeks) 

Following delays due to bad weather, work started on Smith Street on 12 January 2023. 

Smith St is closed from Barnard St to Sheffield St for about 4-5 weeks so that our contractors can carry out road reconstruction.

The road will be closed to regular traffic 24/7 with resident access only and limited pedestrian access.

Overview of Smith St Closure index

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From our partners
Waka Kotahi - Road works,  Allen Street (SH26) Morrinsville

Higgins on behalf of Waka Kotahi will be undertaking structural asphalt reconstruction works on a section of SH26 Allen Street. The worksite will be outside the Fonterra factory, between the intersection with Canada Street and Waverley Avenue.

There will a road closure between Canada Street and Thames Street/ Waverly Avenue in a westbound direction only while this work takes place, with access permitted for residents, trucks and emergency services. Detours will be in place for all other vehicles. The works will start Sunday 15 January and are expected to be completed by Friday 27 January. Works are currently planned to be undertaken primarily at night however some daytime works will be required, including on the first day of physical works, Sunday 15 January 2023.

Please ensure you allow extra time to get to your destination safely. We advise that there will be traffic delays during this time and there will be detours in place. If possible consider using alternative routes.


How will this work affect you?

Travel into the work site will be restricted to Residents, HPMV trucks and Fonterra tankers. Please take extra care exiting your property or place of business. Traffic controllers will be located within the road closure to help vehicles entering and exiting the driveways should this be required. There will be a period of up to three days where resident’s vehicles will be unable to access their properties due to the work taking place in front of their driveways. You will be advised via letter drop  the day before this access is restricted.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael McLean on 027 290 6809 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can also call Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on 0800 4HIGHWAYS about any state highway issue or visit the Journey Planner travel website at