Cove Road - truck with trailer units restriction

Published on 11 May 2024

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Extension of restriction period:  Truck and trailer unit -  Cove Road (section between Mangawhai Heads and Waipū Cove)

Monday 13 May 2024 to Monday 1 July 2024

Pursuant to the Land Transport Act 1998, Section 16a (2) (temporary restriction of heavy traffic on roads), we the undersigned through associated delegations of Council, on behalf of Kaipara District Council and Whangarei District Council in the capacity of the Road Controlling Authorities, confirm we have given consent for the temporary restriction of "truck with trailer units" from utilising the section of:

  • Cove Road between the intersection of Cove Road and McLean Road (northern end) and the intersection of Cove Road and Mangawhai Heads Road (southern end).


  • Monday 26 February and Wednesday 27 March 2024 (reopening for six days over Easter)
  • Wednesday 3 April to Monday 1 July 2024 or up to such date as confirmed SH1 reopening.

Please note: the date of reopening has not been confirmed at this point. It will be advertised when the date is confirmed by the NZTA.

This restriction is for the purposes of protecting this critical Northland detour access route from blockage, temporary blockages, and further damage while use of State Highway 1 through the Brynderwyns is closed for critical improvements.

Appropriate signage advising of this restriction will be displayed in at least 1 prominent position prior to the final appropriate turning point at both the Northern and Southern points of the section of Cove Road that this temporary restriction applies.

For the purpose of this restriction "truck with trailer" is defined as any heavy trailer and vehicle combination as described on Waka Kotahi’s (New Zealand Transport Agency) website, including:

  • full trailers
  • semi-trailers
  • simple trailers
  • pole trailers
  • heavy vehicles towing two trailers (including A-train and B-train combination).

Jeff Devine
NTA Strategy and Planning Manager
Whangarei District Council

Bernard Petersen
NTA Maintenance and Operations Manager
Kaipara District Council

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