Two overnight closures of SH2 Wairoa River Bridge next week


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that the Wairoa River Bridge on State Highway 2 will be closed overnight on Monday 23 March and Tuesday 24 March from 10.30pm-5.30am.

These are the fourth and fifth of six 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 Ōmokoroa to Tauranga Cycleway.

During the full closure the following local road detour will be in place:

  • Northbound motorists from Tauranga will need to take the signposted detour from SH2 in Bethlehem via Moffat Road and Cambridge Road, onto SH29 before connecting with Poripori Road, onto Crawford Road through to Wairoa Road and then back onto SH2.
  • Southbound motorists will need to take Wairoa Road before connecting with Crawford Road, through to Poripori Road and then onto SH29.

The detour route is not suitable for High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMV’s greater than 50Max), over-dimension and overweight vehicles.

The final closure is planned for Monday 30 March from 9.30pm-5.30am.

The Transport Agency and Council thank motorists for their patience.

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