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Night work to be carried out on State Highway 2 near Mangatawhiri

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Night work is being carried out to strengthen the road near Grahams’ Bridge on State Highway 2 between Mangatawhiri and State Highway 1.

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The work will affect road users who are travelling between 7pm and 6am tonight until Thursday.

Only one lane will be open during this time and traffic controllers will use stop/go signs to move people through. There may be delays of up to 10 minutes.

The job may take more than a week. Drivers heading to and from the Bay of Plenty can use SH1-SH29 over the Kaimai road.

The NZ Transport Agency says road users should expect delays and drive carefully through the site.

Motorists can get real time information from:

For Waikato/Bay of Plenty updates

For current travel times use: www.drivelive.nz(external link)

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On the Move(external link).

Work or events that are scheduled to start this week or are currently underway are detailed below to help people plan ahead when travelling. Works and events are weather dependent and may be postponed if necessary.

Waikato

SH2, between SH1 and Mangatawhiri

Night work is being carried out this week to strengthen the road near Graham’s bridge. Stop/go signs will be needed to get traffic through the site.The repair work is expected to take up to two weeks complete, and is subject to having some long awaited fine spells of good weather for a change.

People using this route at night should expect delays of up to 10 minutes and if you are travelling a long distance which includes this section of SH2, you could consider using an alternatively route.
During the day, the road will be open to two-way traffic as normal, however speed restrictions will be in place. The NZ Transport Agency asks people to drive safely through the work site.

SH1, Waikato Expressway - near Hampton Downs

Work continues this week to upgrade the wire rope barrier in the middle of the Expressway, to the south of the Hampton Downs interchange.  This work affects only one of the two north-bound lanes. Road users should be prepared for slower speeds through this section of road and allow up to five minutes extra for their journeys.

Bay of Plenty

SH 30 Te Teko to Awakeri

The road is being widened and flexible safety barriers are being installed between Te Teko and Awakeri to improve safety. Stop/go signs may be used but delays should not exceed five minutes.

SH 2 Waioeka Gorge

Rock scaling and vegetation management is being carried out until early December.  Stop/go signs will be used and there will be intermittent closures of approximately 10 minutes at a time to allow rock and vegetation to be brought down safely.  Road users are advised to expect delays and allow an extra 15 minutes for their journey.

Bay of Plenty State Highway Network

The annual reseal program is under way. There will be stop/go in place at various sites across the Bay of Plenty with minor delays. This work is weather dependant.  Please be aware of large machinery and workers at these sites. Keeping to the temporary speed limits is important for safety and to ensure the stone chips bed-in well instead of flicking up on other vehicles.
Resealing will be underway at ten sites on SH35, Opotiki to Cape Runaway and will continue for the rest of the week. Resealing on SH2 at the southern end of the Waioeka Gorge is planned for this Friday.  This site is 1 km long and drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

We advise drivers to allow extra time and to look out for sealing crews. 

SH 30 Te Ngae Road, Lynmore

Major intersection improvements are being carried out at Te Ngae Road. Road users may see a different road lay-out, Stop/Go signs being used and shoulder closures. During peak periods delays may be up to ten minutes long. Use local roads as a detour whenever possible.

Te Puke Highway rehabilitation work

Rehabilitation work is being carried out between Poplar Lane and Kopuroa Canal Bridge (Longswamp). There is a 30kph temporary speed limit in place with lane shifts and metal surface. Extra care is required when traveling through this site.

Beach Road, Waihi Beach

Rehabilitation and drainage work is being carried out in the gorge section. Please drive with care through these works and observe the temporary speed limits.

Other road work sites

SH2 Sargent Drive to Wainui Stream bridge, road widening with speed restrictions minor delays expected

SH36 Keenan Road intersection, turn lane construction. Take care through this site.

SH29A Welcome Bay Roundabout. The existing right turn bay from SH29A is being extended to better cope with the afternoon traffic queues.

SH2/Te Puna Rd intersection, major earthworks starting Monday 21st with traffic lanes shift. Contra flow traffic management will be in place and extra care will be required and stay within the narrowed lanes.   

Hairini underpass, work is continuing.

SH29/29A/36/Taurikura intersections. New road layouts are in place, please take extra care at these roundabouts and choose your lane carefully.

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