Flooding and slips affecting Coromandel and Bay of Plenty roads - 6:16 pm update


The NZ Transport Agency advises Coromandel and Bay of Plenty motorists to drive with extra care and expect delays today.

Flooding and slips are affecting a number of state highways around the region. Some roads have been closed and others are marginal and may close later today. Traffic management including 30km/h speed restrictions and lane closures are in place in some areas.

  • A 100 metre section of State Highway 2 between Philip Water Drive and Lindemann Road, just north of Katakati is underwater and one lane is currently closed. Police are managing traffic through the site. Light vehicles are advised to use an alternative route such as SH27. 4WDs and trucks will be managed through the site but people should expect delays. The Transport Agency says the road will be closed between 9am and 10am today to allow a truck to be salvaged from floodwaters, and there is a possibility that due to the high tide the closure may be extended.
  • State Highway 25 is closed just south of Whitianga due to flooding.
  • State Highway 25 between the SH25A intersection and Tairua is closed due to flooding
  • SH25a near Kirikiri Valley Road is down to one lane due to a slip. Stop/go traffic management and speed restrictions are in place.

Update: 10:43 am

All of these roads are now open to one lane. Motorists are advised to expect delays and are urged to drive with extra care and attention.

Transport Agency contractors are monitoring the sites and a further update will be sent out if there are any changes.

Update: 6:16 pm

State Highway 25  between SH25a and Tairua is now OPEN.
A 30km/h speed restriction is in place due to some damage to the road and motorists are advised to drive with extra care.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move:  www.onthemove.govt.nz.

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents or to report issues on the network visit www.nzta.govt.nz and click on 'traffic and travel', call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) or follow the Transport Agency on Facebook or @nztawaibop on twitter.