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SH2 resurfacing works continue next week, expect significant delays

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises significant delays are expected on State Highway 2 next week, with resurfacing work scheduled between Youngson Road and Barrett Road, near Ōmokoroa.

Nightworks will be undertaken on Tuesday 2 February between 7pm and 7am. The site will be monitored on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 February, with temporary traffic management in place until the road surface has had a final sweep and road markings reinstated.

Acting Bay of Plenty System Manager Oliver Postings says while the delays are frustrating and inconvenient, particularly with school resuming for many this week, the team is working hard to minimise disruption by undertaking this work at night and implementing a detour route.

“We expect significant delays during the day due to the length of the site and the loose chip. These delays could be upwards of 60 minutes at peak times and we urge people to reconsider any unnecessary travel, if possible,” says Mr Postings.

To help manage the delays, all northbound light traffic will be detoured through Barrett Road, Old Highway and Youngson Road during peak hours.

The detour route is optional for southbound motorists and is unsuitable for heavy traffic.

Barrett Road, Old Highway and Youngson Road will have traffic management staff present during the diversion with a 50km/h temporary speed limit in place.

The works programme was extended due to wet weather earlier in the month.

“This is the final site in the Waka Kotahi spring/summer maintenance sealing programme for this section of SH2. The repairs and reseals ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network,” says Mr Postings.

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed. Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.

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