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State Highway 2 Waihī to Ōmokoroa safety improvements start today


The NZ Transport Agency is advising of safety improvement work beginging today Monday 9 September on SH2 south of Waihī.

Bay of Plenty System Manager Rob Campbell says this work will begin after the tree and vegetation removal is finished which is expected to be by the end of this week.

“The work being carried out is road widening and is part of the safety improvements project that started between Trig Road and Anthenree Gorge mid-2019,” says Mr Campbell.

Motorists will see excavators, heavy trucks and earth moving equipment and the road shoulder will be closed during this time, however there will be no lane closures as the work will be off to the side of the road.

“We ask motorists travelling through the site during this time to slow down as there will a reduction in speed through the site to ensure the safety of the work crews and all road users,” says Mr Campbell.

The work will take around 4 months to complete.

The Transport Agency apologises for any inconvenience and advises motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.

We thank motorists for their patience and understanding during this time.

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