SH2 between Gisborne and Wairoa (Wharerātā) to be resurfaced overnight next month


Roading crews will be resurfacing a stretch of State Highway 2 at Wharerātā south of Gisborne next month.

A stretch of SH2 between Nicks Head Station Road and Maraenui Road will close most nights from 22 January to 9 February to allow crews to safely resurface the road. The work was scheduled to take place this month but had to be postponed.

Early in January we will send out a reminder of this work.

This stretch of road will close each night at 8pm and reopen at 5am each day in time for early commuter traffic to pass through.

This overnight work is weather dependent and Waka Kotahi advises all road users to regularly check our interactive Journey Planner for up to date, daily information. If the wet weather delays work at any stage, the road will be open that night.

The overnight closures will allow teams to carry out the resurfacing much more quickly and safely than they would otherwise be able to under alternative traffic management.

It’s important we get this work done in the warmer months, and we are grateful for the continued support of local communities while we carry out this work.

Download printable map of the road closure [PDF, 1.5 MB]