Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency reminds motorists that the Wairoa River Bridge on State Highway 2 will be closed overnight on Monday, 24 February, from 10.30pm-5.30am.
This is the first of seven planned closures, from February to April, to allow Western Bay of Plenty District Council to install sections of the cycleway extension on the bridge.
The cycleway extension is one of the final stages of the Omokoroa to Tauranga Cycleway.
Transport Agency Bay of Plenty System Manager, Rob Campbell, says this is a significant closure and works are being carried out overnight to minimise disruption.
“We encourage people to plan ahead, allow extra time, or consider delaying unnecessary travel where possible.”
During the full closure the following local road detour will be in place:
The detour route is not suitable for High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMV’s greater than 50Max), over-dimension and overweight vehicles.
The next closure is planned for Tuesday 3 March 2020. Remaining closure dates will be released as they are confirmed with Council’s contractor.
The Transport Agency and Council thank motorists for their patience.
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