SH2 south of Wairoa to open to one lane


State Highway 2 just south of Wairoa will open to one lane by midday today as work continues to clear a slip.

Heavy rainfall over the weekend led to the slip, which initially blocked both lanes of the road near the intersection with The Crescent.

Contractors are working to clear the slip today, with the road planned to reopen safely to one lane by midday.

Waka Kotahi is advising drivers to expect delays, once the road is open, of up to 20 minutes when travelling through.

The road will be under temporary traffic management and under a 30 km/h temporary speed restriction.

Please delay your travel if you can while we work as quickly as possible to fully restore the connection.