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Temporary bridge plan for Hihi

A temporary crossing is being planned to take Hihi traffic while much-needed work is carried out to repair the Hihi Road bridge.

The decision to build a temporary bridge was chosen after an alternative option to upgrade a nearby road as a detour route was ruled out due to cost.

The work on the one-lane existing bridge, 500 metres south of the Hihi Road/Taemaro Road intersection, will replace the concrete deck, install a guard rail, and upgrade the bridge approaches.

Geotechnical investigations are now under way with work on the temporary bridge expected to begin around late June or July. Repairs to the existing bridge are expected to start in August or September.

The aim is to complete the whole project by November this year.

The work will be managed by Northland Transportation Alliance on behalf of Far North District Council.