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Motorists are being urged to plan ahead and prepare for delays as construction work ramps up on the Ruakura Road upgrade project.

Road closures will be in place from early August, between Wairere Drive and Silverdale Road, to ensure Council’s team can safely and efficiently deliver this stage of works.

Considered a priority project, the upgrade (between Wairere Drive and Silverdale Road) will provide a critical link to the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway, and support Council’s commitment of shaping a city that’s easy to live in and explore and connect.

The road closures will be done in a staged approach and will be in place for approximately three months (weather dependant).

Detours will be signposted, and the team on the ground will work to keep access open for pedestrians and people on bikes along Ruakura Road, however detours may be in place at times.

Emergency service vehicles will have access through the site, meanwhile diversions will be in place for Orbiter buses and people can visit for more information.

Once complete, the upgrade will include traffic lights at the intersections of Ruakura Lane/Ruakura Road and Ruakura Road/Knighton Road as well as shared paths and dedicated cycleways for people to enjoy.

For the most up to date information about the project, including the phasing of the road closures visit or keep an eye on our Council Facebook page.

Ruakura will become New Zealand’s largest integrated development, which will be anchored by a 30ha inland port operation. Once developed, Ruakura will become home for up to 8000 Hamiltonians, and will deliver major economic, social, environmental, and cultural benefits to the Waikato and New Zealand.


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