SH2 Hawke’s Bay Expressway OPEN


The SH2 Hawke’s Bay Expressway is now open from Bay View through to Pakipaki.

This is the final section of the expressway that remained closed for an additional 24 hours due to damage and debris affecting safe passage in both directions.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager for Hawke’s Bay, Andre Taylor, says this opens up a key freight link to Napier.

“It also allows critical lifelines and infrastructure to support the region. Temporary speed restrictions remain in place for some sections of the expressway and road users are reminded to delay their travel if they can.

“We expect to see a high volume of goods and services vehicle using this route, to support the Napier residents.

“Our contractors and engineering teams have worked tirelessly to get the expressway open and the entire Hawkes Bay community is grateful for their continued efforts.”

For those who can’t yet access internet, there is local programming available on The Breeze 97.5, The Hits 89.5 and Civil Defence information on Newstalk ZB Hawke’s Bay 96.7.

Journey Planner is updated 24/7 by Waka Kotahi traffic operations centres and is the best source of the most recent and reliable information available on state highway closures and disruptions. Remember to refresh the page when checking the status of highways to ensure that the latest updates are displayed.

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