Final overnight closure of SH2 Wairoa River Bridge next week


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that the Wairoa River Bridge on State Highway 2 will be closed overnight on Monday 18 May from 9.30pm to 5.30am.

This is the last of a series of planned closures and will allow Western Bay of Plenty District Council to install the final two sections of the cycleway extension on the bridge.

Motorists should be aware that this closure is starting and ending one hour earlier than the previous closure times.

The cycleway extension is one of the final stages of the Omokoroa to Tauranga Cycleway.

During the full closure the following local road detour will be in place:

  • Northbound motorists from Tauranga will need to take the signposted detour from SH2 in Bethlehem via Moffat Road and Cambridge Road, onto SH29 before connecting with Poripori Road, onto Crawford Road through to Wairoa Road and then back onto SH2.
  • Southbound motorists will need to take Wairoa Road before connecting with Crawford Road, through to Poripori Road and then onto SH29.

The detour route is not suitable for High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMV’s greater than 50Max), over-dimension and overweight vehicles.

Waka Kotahi and Council thank motorists for their patience.

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