SH2 Te Puna Stream bridge night works from tonight – plan ahead


Road rehabilitation night works near Whakamārama in the Western Bay of Plenty on State Highway 2 get underway with surveying tonight at Te Puna Stream bridge.

Due to weather – there has been a change to the timing of night closures.

The updated schedule is as follows:

  • Monday 4 March: 8pm-5am – Stop/Go (with potentially some Stop/Stop of 5 mins at a time)
  • Tuesday 5 March: 8pm-5am – Stop/Stop (1 hour with 10 mins release)
  • Wednesday 6 March: 8pm-5am – Stop/Stop (1 hour with 10 mins release)
  • Thursday 7 March: 8pm-5am – Stop/Stop (1 hour with 10 mins release)
  • Friday 8 March – no work
  • Saturday 9 March – no work
  • Sunday 10 March: 8pm-5am – Stop/Stop (1 hour with 10 mins release)
  • Monday 11 March: 8pm-5am – Stop/Go
  • Tuesday 12 March: 8pm-5am – Stop/Go  

Road users can expect significant delays during these night works.

The work is being carried out at night between 8pm and 5am to minimise disruption to road users, however delays will occur.

This work involves milling out and resurfacing the road, including new road markings.

On 5, 6, 7 and 10 March, stop/stop will be needed between Barrett Road and Te Karaka Drive. During this time there will be a one-hour traffic hold with a 10-minute traffic release to allow 60m sections to be milled and resurfaced. There will be no works on Friday and Saturday, 8-9 March.

Temporary speed limits will be in place during the day due to the worksite having a different level to the normal road, with ramps transitioning traffic between the sites, where required.

Road works have been a feature of people’s journeys across the Bay of Plenty this summer. We understand this has been frustrating for some drivers, but making the most of the warm and dry weather means our roads will be stronger and more resilient for longer.

We recommend checking Journey Planner before you begin your travel.

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