Traffic delays on SH2 due to Te Puna Stream bridge works


NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi appreciates that road users are experiencing increased delays today on SH2 near Whakamārama in the Western Bay of Plenty.

The delays are around the worksite between the Te Puna Stream Bridge and Te Karaka Drive, where NZTA contractors have been milling out and resurfacing the road and installing new road markings.

While the work is happening at night, the worksite is currently at a different level to the normal road, which is why there is a 30km/h speed limit in place during the day.

Some road users are slowing down further to navigate the change in road level, resulting in increased tailbacks.

Road rehabilitation night works tonight should remediate the drop, ensuring traffic flow is smoother tomorrow, but road users should still be prepared for delays. 

The site is under stop/go from 8pm until 5am tonight and tomorrow night, 12 March, to complete the works.

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.

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