Overnight closures for maintenance of Hawke’s Bay Expressway


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises drivers to plan ahead for overnight maintenance in the Hawke’s Bay Expressway, SH2 Airport to Longlands Road, every second Sunday night starting from this Sunday, 28 August 2022.

The closure for this Sunday, 28 August, is between York Road and Maraekakaho Road. Drivers will be detoured via York Road and Maraekakaho Road in both directions.

Contractors will start work at 7pm each night and finish at 5am the next morning to keep the impact on traffic flow to a minimum.

Work will involve wire rope barrier repairs, guard rail repairs, pavement repairs, surfacing repairs, road sweeping, line marking, bridge repairs, as well as vegetation control and removal.

Every two weeks a new section will be closed, and sections will be determined by the amount of work required.

Please check Waka Kotahi’s Journey Planner and our social media channels for the latest updates.

Journey Planner (external link)

Detours will be in place and clearly signposted.

Scheduled overnight closure dates


  • August 28th
  • September 11th and 25th
  • October 9th and 23rd
  • November 6th and 20th
  • December 4th and 18th


  • January 8th and 22nd
  • February 5th and 19th
  • March 5th and 19th
  • April 2nd, 16th and 30th
  • May 14th and 28th
  • June 11th and 25th
  • July 9th and 23rd
  • August 13th and 27th