Due to a new large slip in the Waiotahe Beach area, State Highway 2 is closed between Waiotahe Valley Back Rd & Paerata Ridge Rd, west of Ōpōtiki, and is expected to be closed for much of the day today.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that bridge strengthening work will begin next week at the Whatiwhatihoe Bridge south of Pirongia on State Highway 39, with traffic reduced to one lane while scaffolding is installed under the bridge and the site is safely prepared.
Further material has fallen throughout the day at the site of the large slip blocking State Highway 2 at Waiotahe Beach. Work to clear the slip ceased earlier today due to safety concerns that debris could fall while work was taking place.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the following works through State Highway 2 (SH2) Tauranga to Waihī, including the Takitimu North Link project between Tauriko and Bethlehem, during the coming weeks.