Plan ahead for roadworks at SH2 at Te Puna, and south of Katikati throughout October


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reminding drivers to plan ahead and expect some delays at roadworks sites on SH2 with the busy construction season getting in to full swing.

This coming weekend (Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October), contractors will be felling trees alongside  State Highway 2 at Te Puna between 7am and 7pm, with traffic management in place on the southern shoulder near Loop Road. Traffic will held in both directions at times to allow for the safe felling of trees. This work cannot be safely undertaken at night.  

Drivers should also anticipate some delays on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October at the SH2/Pahoia Road intersection and on the SH2/Lockington/Matahui roads roundabout site, south of Katikati, as work is undertaken as part of the Waihī to Ōmokoroa safety improvements project. Stop/go traffic management will be in place between 9am and 4pm.

At SH2/Pahoia Road, crews will be drilling holes into the roadside embankment and installing and testing “soil nails”, the first step in the construction of a retaining wall. The work is expected to take two days to complete.

Crews will be installing median islands and kerbs between 9am and 4pm on Wednesday 11 October at the Lockington/Matahui Roads roundabout. Intermittent stop/go traffic management will continue at the site on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 October as contractors push to complete the work before the busy Labour weekend. Night time stop/go and intermittent day time stop/go traffic control will continue into the week of Monday 16 October - this will be weather dependant and crews will work to keep disruptions to a minimum.

Note the above information is accurate at the time of release. Many of the above works are dependent on a number of factors, particularly weather, and may be postponed at short notice. For up-to-date information on road works, traffic, detours and delays, motorists are encouraged to visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website ( link)).