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Road closures along State Highway 6

13 November 2023
Work to upgrade the electricity network along State Highway 6 from Maungawera and Makarora, means temporary road closures are needed from Monday 4 to Friday 8 December 2023, between 8am and 5pm.

Aurora Energy will be replacing 50 power poles, 16 crossarms and repairing 4 power poles in the area from late November to early December. Some of the poles are located in complex locations and helicopters and cranes will be used to complete the work as safely as possible. 

There will be an increase in the number of vehicles in the area and traffic management will be in place from Maungawera to Lake Hāwea, through The Neck and up to Makarora.  

We ask that everyone please factor in additional travel time as road closures will be in effect for 20-minute intervals, to allow for the various traffic management sites. Please obey all traffic management signs and instructions. 

Please be aware there will also be helicopter activity in the area during this time.  

Aurora Energy thanks customers for their patience while this important work is being carried out.  

A graphic of Stage Highway 6 and pinpoints of the locations where the work will be carried out.