The NZ Transport Agency reopened State Highway 29 at Ruahihi Bluffs, west of Tauranga, at 5.00pm today with the closure of the road tomorrow cancelled, the agency says this section of the road will remain open to a single lane for the rest of the week.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) says State Highway 29 (SH29) at Ruahihi Bluffs is to be closed this weekend so that rocks can be removed to minimise the risk of further rock falls onto the state highway.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) advises that a short section of the Waioeka Gorge at Oponae on State Highway 2 will close for short periods from 30 July - 3 August 2012 to enable the removal of hazardous trees overhanging the highway.
Essential maintenance and safety works on State Highway 29 Ruahihi Bluffs are now complete and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is thanking Bay of Plenty and Waikato motorists for their patience during the road closures in late June.
Motorists travelling on State Highway 2 between Kairua Road and Domain Road are advised lane diversions and temporary speed restrictions will be in place whilst emergency repairs are carried out on the road surface.
State Highway 2 (SH2) through Waioeka Gorge will be temporarily closed for one hour periods next week to enable rocks and slip material to be removed from the slope where a large slip occurred in March this year, says the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).
The NZ Transport Agency says it will be monitoring the temporary diversion route through the Waioeka Gorge near Gisborne as severe weather is forecasted to hit the Eastern Bay of Plenty early this week.
The NZ Transport Agency says the temporary diversion route through the Waioeka Gorge near Gisborne opened at 9am this morning (Thursday 29 March) and traffic is flowing gradually through the specially created one-lane road.
The NZ Transport Agency says it is endeavouring to open a temporary diversion route through the Waioeka Gorge near Gisborne tomorrow morning (Thursday 29 March), provided that no significant slip movement has occurred overnight.