Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

SH25/SH25A Thames-Coromandel

22 March 2024


What to expect if heading to Beach Hop

The roads around the Coromandel Peninsula will be busy this weekend as visitors head to the annual Beach Hop.

The network is in better shape than this time last year, we are still working to repair damage caused by the extreme weather events of early 2023, says Andy Oakley, System Manager for NZTA in the Waikato.

“SH25A is now open however we have several worksites along SH25 where the road is reduced to a single lane with stop/go traffic management in place. Beach Hop cruisers and other visitors should also expect lane narrowing and speed restrictions at numerous sites.

“On top of this recovery work, the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions have a large programme of road renewals this season.  This means there are many areas on the key routes to and from the peninsula where road resurfacing is underway or has recently been put in place.

“It is important to adhere to the relevant temporary speed limits during these works to avoid damage to your vehicle and ensure your safety and that of other road users and our road workers.

“We are pausing all chip sealing resurfacing work on the cruise route for Beach Hop week, to minimise disruption and risk of damage to vehicles, but there will be minor patches of loose chip following recent road repairs.

“We wish Coromandel businesses, locals and visitors a very enjoyable Beach Hop and thank you all for your patience while we continue to improve the state highways in the region.”



SH25A Taparahi bridge reduced to single lane next week

State Highway 25A will be reduced to a single lane at our Taparahi bridge work site with stop/go traffic management in place throughout the day on Monday 24 March and Tuesday 25 March to allow our contractors to carry out some critical finishing works at the site.

Work to finish the restoration of SH25A is expected to be completed by the end of March.



SH25 Ruamahunga

Slip stabilisation continues. Equipment and supplies are being delivered to the top of the slope by helicopter on a regular basis. These will be done every second Wednesday, with the next closure on 3 April and will usually take place between 12 noon and 2pm.

SH25 will be closed in both directions at the site for up to 20 minutes at a time so the helicopter can safely operate over the road to deliver those important supplies. The road will then reopen to allow traffic to clear before the next closure. Recovery work is also underway at Kereta, Te Kouma and Wharekaho.



Roadworks ahead for SH2 in Karangahake Gorge

Road users are advised to expect delays and allow extra time while important road repairs are carried out on SH2 through the Karangahake Gorge from early April.



More information


For more information on the SH25/SH25A Thames-Coromandel project, contact us at coromandel@nzta.govt.nz

Visit our website www.nzta.govt.nz/thames-coromandel