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Temporary road closures 
Cobham Drive, Morrinsville, Monday 31 October 2022 - Friday 2 December

Cobham Drive  will be closed (6am - 5pm) from Monday 31 October - Friday 2 December so our contractors J Swap can undertake road reconstruction. 

Roads to be closed: Cobham Drive, full length from Williams Ave, Bank St Intersection. Stirling Drive and Kowhai Ave closed at the intersection of Cobham Drive, no through access.

Assisted pedestrian access will be available and resident access to be maintained.

Full traffic management and diversions to be in place for the duration of the closure.

Rubbish/Recycling collections: Please put your rubbish and recycling out as normal. If the contractor is working adjacent to your property they wil move your bins to a location where they can be emptied and then return to your property frontage. If you have a premanent marker it may pay to write your address on your bins otherwise the contractor will do that to ensure you get your own bins back.

Vibration from construction machinery

We have had to dig out the soft subgrade material (clay) down to around 500mm and use a more suitable fill material and aggreate that requires compaction as we build up the road. One important factor when laying down  aggregate is compaction. To achieve compaction the contractor uses a roller. 

There are several types of roller:

  • A Vibratory roller is the most effective and effcient roller for compaction on roads however in these weak subgrades this vibration can spread and cause a nuisance in ubran areas. 
  • A Oscillating roller is more gentle but can achieve similar compaction but requires some additional time and more passes.

Due to the concerns from residents about the vibrations the contractor has switched from a Vibratory roller to an Oscillating roller.

Proposed temporary road closures
Watch this space for proposed temporary road closures. 
Road works
Watch this space upcoming for road works. 


From our partners
Waka Kotahi (NZTA) 
Cambridge to Piarere - Public information day November 17 2022

A public Information Day on SH1 Cambridge to Piarere will be held on Thursday November 17, 2022 from 1pm until 6pm, at the Cambridge Town Hall.

You can come along to talk to the various teams from Waka Kotahi who are working on the projects on this corridor. These include the plans to improve the safety on the current highway, as well as the long-term plans for the expressway between Cambridge and Piarere.  

There will also be the chance for you to have input into the shared walking and cycling paths that are being designed as part of the long-term plans. 

Information on the SH1/SH29 intersection improvement will be available.

Cara and Matt from the maintenance team will be happy to chat about what maintenance is planned over summer and beyond. 

If you can't attend the Information Day, there is also the opportunity to give feedback on the shared pathway and the safety improvements on-line or you can email Waka Kotahi. 

Please have your feedback to Waka Kotahi by 9 December 2022.