Upcoming construction activity on SH2 for Takitimu North Link project


Planning is underway for the 2023 construction season starting September, and road users can expect to see work ramp up at key sites as part of the Takitimu North Link project.

Temporary haul road, Te Mete Valley 

Construction will begin mid-August on a temporary haul road into the Te Mete Valley to support the project’s summer earthworks season. The road will run alongside a small section of SH2 near Te Mete and Clarke roads.  

The single-lane haul road will be separated from traffic on SH2 with a temporary concrete barrier, which will be installed along with new road markings for narrower lanes, and barrier hit sticks overnight on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 August.    

We are asking road users to be aware of the new road layout and temporary speed limit of 60km/h on SH2 alongside the haul road – this will remain for the construction season. Please take care when travelling through this area. 

Traffic on SH2 will be maintained in a similar layout to what is there currently but road markings will be shifted slightly to create more room on the shoulder for the haul road. 

As the work is off-road, it is not expected to result in significant disruption to the state highway network, however previous work in the area has resulted in additional travel time during peak hours. 

Cambridge Road Overbridge tie-in works 

Major works to complete the new Cambridge Road overbridge, between Bethlehem and Tauriko as part of the Takitimu North Link project will enter its final phase this September.

Works involve connecting the new bridge with Cambridge and Moffat roads, requiring traffic management which will impact journey times through this area.  More information will be available over coming weeks. 

Waka Kotahi advises road users to consider their travel while this work takes place, and to plan ahead with the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner.  

Email your details to info@takitimunorthlink.co.nz to receive regular updates. 

Visit the Takitimu North Link project page to learn more about the project. 

Takitimu North Link project