Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the following works through State Highway 2 (SH2) Tauranga to Waihī during the coming weeks.
Following wet weather there has been minor delays to the start of the asphalt program at Rea and Tetley Roads, but with dry weather on the horizon, drivers can expect to see busy work sites across the corridor.
Night work has begun to finish the final asphalt layers on each leg of the new roundabout.
This work will take place between 7pm and 6am for the coming two weeks between Sunday and Thursday.
We ask if you are traveling through the site at these times to expect Stop/Go traffic management and to slow down and follow the directions of the traffic management team.
Night work has begun to finish the final asphalt layers on each leg of the new roundabout at Rea and Tetley Roads.
Current work sites SH2 Tauranga to Waihī:
- Athenree Road to Tanners Point Road – Roadworks to install new services. Expect minor delays of one to two minutes and short sections of roadworks with speed reductions.
- Tanners Point Road to Tuapiro Road – Road widening works continue throughout the week. Expect minor delays of one to two minutes.
- Rea Road/Tetley Road intersection – There will be intermittent Stop/Go traffic management in place during the day which may cause longer delays, but typically expect minor delays of one to two minutes. During Stop/Go traffic management at night, expect approximately a five-minute delay. There are no right turns to Tetley Road and limited right turn options to Rea Road. Detours routes are available, please follow the signs and directions of the traffic management team.
- Morton Road intersection – Roundabout construction continues with lane shifts and speed reductions in place. There will be intermittent stop/go traffic management in place, which may cause longer delays, but typically expect minor delays of one to two minutes. Please follow the temporary signs and directions of the traffic management team.
- Turners Road to Esdaile Road – Lane shifts and speed restrictions for retaining wall construction and geotechnical investigations. There will be intermittent Stop/Go traffic management which may cause longer delays, but typically expect minor delays of one to two minutes.
Takitimu North Link works include:
- SH29 / Takitimu Drive Toll Road – A reduced speed limit of 80km/h will be in place while our contractor’s crews are working behind the barriers.
- Kopurererua Valley – A section of the pathway was temporarily closed in June while service relocations take place along the eastern side of SH29 / Takitimu Drive Toll Road. The work is planned to be completed by end October, later than anticipated due to weather conditions over winter months impacting the schedule. A detour is in place to the alternate track parallel to the closed section and signposted for track users. On the western side another section of the track closed permanently earlier this year.
- Cambridge Road – Works will continue behind the barriers. Shoulder closures in place.
- Harrison Road – Shoulder closures in place.
- Wairoa Road – Reduced speed of 30km/h continuing. Stop/Stop may be required for large vehicle access for bridge construction works and the start of the earthworks season on the 16 September. If you are driving towards Bethlehem from Wairoa Road, we encourage you to use the underpass at Wairoa Bridge, to avoid a right turn onto SH2.
- Minden Road – Shoulder closure and a reduced speed of 30km/h in place.
- Te Mete – Stop/Go in place for vegetation clearance.
Some of the above works are weather dependent and may be postponed in the case of poor weather.
For up-to-date information on road works, traffic, detours and delays, drivers are encouraged to visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website(external link)
Waka Kotahi thanks you for your patience while we complete this essential work to make our state highways safer and more resilient.