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Upcoming maintenance work in east Waikato


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises resurfacing works will take place at a number of state highway locations around east Waikato after Easter weekend.

Commencing on Tuesday 6 April, weather dependent, and continuing through the remainder of the week, resurfacing work will take place at night on State Highway 2 in Paeroa, State Highway 26 in Morrinsville and SH26 in Te Aroha.

Resurfacing of the State Highway 27/Burwood Road railway crossing in Matamata is also planned for after Easter, and at various locations near Coromandel township later in April.

All of these works will be under Stop/Go traffic management and take place between 7pm and 5am. Motorists should expect short delays to their journey and are advised to allow extra time.

Final stage of SH2 Ngatea renewal works

The last stage of the SH2 Ngatea renewal, which was delayed due to the Covid-19 lockdown last year, will resume after Easter weekend and take up to four weeks to complete, depending on the weather.

This work has been scheduled for the end of the maintenance season to minimise disruption for the Ngatea community and businesses, and to allow Hauraki District Council to complete their footpath works.

A 360 metre section of SH2 will be excavated, a new road foundation constructed and asphalt surface laid.

For the duration of the works, eastbound traffic on SH2 will be detoured through Pipiroa, as this will allow the work to be completed quicker than if Stop/Go was used.

The shops in Ngatea will remain open and accessible to westbound traffic on SH2.

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.


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