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State Highway 2 Waioeka Gorge, in eastern Bay of Plenty, to close for short period on Thursday

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The NZ Transport Agency is advising State Highway 2 Waioeka Gorge is expected to be closed for around 20 minutes on Thursday 27 September while rock removal work takes place.

The closure will take place near Oponae and is expected to be carried out at around 1pm. The work is weather permitting.

NZTA Transport System Manager, Rob Campbell, says people can continue to expect delays in this area while this important work continues.

“The rock-face stabilisation work is expected to reduce the risk of further slips. The majority of the work will be carried out during the closure but the area will remain one lane while debris is cleared and any further work is carried out.

“We’d like to thank people in advance for their patience and ask them to stay up to date by checking our website and social media throughout the day,” Mr Campbell says.

Further short closures may be needed next month. People will be advised if this is to occur.

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