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Last updated 15:39 13/03/2014

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Motorists can expect delays on State Highway 1 from Paremata up the Kapiti Coast in the next month, with major roadworks planned.

The NZ Transport Agency will be doing major repairs and maintenance along Mana Esplanade. The Plimmerton roundabout will also be re-surfaced from this weekend, NZTA regional performance manager Mark Owen said.

Most projects were scheduled during the night to avoid disrupting traffic, but NZTA said there could still be some delays.

"We expect to have the road fully open each morning [from 6am], and while we're expecting daytime traffic to be largely unaffected, we do ask that motorists leave a few minutes up their sleeve in the first few days just in case any unexpected delays occur," Mr Owen said.

Work would be carried out from 8pm to 6am from March 16 to 27, and there will be daytime roadworks between March 31 and April 11 so pavement repairs could be made.

The maintenance would ensure SH1 remained safe and durable, said Mr Owen.

Re-surfacing of the highway from the Paraparaumu roadbridge to the Otaihanga roundabout will begin from the end of the month through to mid-April. While the operations would be done at night, speed restrictions would be in place during the day, which could hold up traffic.

To ease congestion, NZTA said no works around the region would take place over the Easter weekend - April 18 to 21. 

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