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SH2 Takitimu Drive resurfacing works – beginning Sun 9 May

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UPDATE Wednesday 12 May: These works, which were due to be take place overnight on Sunday and Monday (9 and 10 May), were not able to proceed on Sunday due to poor weather.

Contractors were able to undertake some of the work on Monday night and will return tonight (Wednesday 12 May) to complete the work. The Eleventh Avenue off ramp will be open. All other details remain the same. Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.


6 May 2021: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises resurfacing work will take place on State Highway 2 Takitimu Drive between Elizabeth Street and the Eleventh Avenue off-ramp, from Sunday 9 May.

To reduce impact on motorists, work will take place between 7pm and 5am on Sunday 9 May and Monday 10 May (finishing Tuesday morning).

Lane closures will be in place during these works and a 50km/h temporary speed limit applies.

The Eleventh Avenue off-ramp will be closed on the night of Monday 10 May with a sign-posted detour in place as follows:  

  • Continue on SH2 Takitimu Drive, keep right on SH2 Tamatea Arikinui Drive, then take the off-ramp towards Cambridge Road. Turn right onto Cambridge Road, then right onto the SH2 on-ramp, then left onto the off-ramp connecting to SH2 Takitimu Drive. Take the left off-ramp towards Waihi Road, then left onto Korokoromiku Street, right onto McCord Avenue, right onto Birch Avenue and right onto the Eleventh Avenue Bridge.

Motorists are asked to take extra care when travelling through the site and follow directions of traffic management staff and signage.

These works are part of the Waka Kotahi road maintenance programme to repair and reseal state highways across the Bay of Plenty to ensure the safety and resilience of the transport network.

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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Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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