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Traffic delays expected as Wainui Bridge work starts (SH2)

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Motorists are advised to expect delays as work continues to strengthen Wainui Bridge, on State Highway 2 (SH2) south of Katikati this month.

The bridge, located between Work Road and Sargent Drive,  will be down to one lane on Monday November 17 between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm, to allow contractors to continue the strengthening works.

Shoulder closures will also be in place ahead of a series of further lane closures over the next fortnight.

Periodic stop/go traffic management and speed restrictions will be in place during the project, which is expected to be complete in mid-November.

Motorists should expect delays of up to 10 minutes when travelling over the bridge, NZ Transport Agency’s Bay of Plenty journey manager Nigel D’Ath said.

“The strengthening work involves installation of new steel beams along-side the existing concrete beams to increase the load capacity of the bridge,” he said.

The Transport Agency apologies for any inconvenience and thanks motorists for their patience and understanding while the strengthening works are underway.

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit www.nzta.govt.nz(external link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop(external link) on twitter.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move at  www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link).

For more information please contact:

Natalie Dixon
Waikato / Bay of Plenty Media Manager

T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413
E: natalie.dixon@nzta.govt.nz

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