Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is improving the resilience of State Highway 2 from Gisborne to Waioeka Gorge as part of the Government’s initial fund for cyclone-related emergency repairs and road works.
Waka Kotahi contractors will continue working throughout the winter months as ongoing wet weather is having a significant impact on the state highway network across New Zealand, including in the Bay of Plenty region.
Works to resurface State Highway 2 between the Wairoa River Bridge and Bethlehem hit an unexpected issue early this morning (Thursday 25 May 2023), when an asphalt paver suffered a mechanical failure at the worksite.
Consent has been lodged for the Waikare Gorge realignment project to bypass six kilometres of the existing State Highway 2, which includes the slip- and rockfall-prone Waikare Gorge, between Wairoa and Napier.
Further work is required to complete the Glenview bus hub on State Highway 3 Ōhaupō Road in Hamilton so that it can better serve all members of the community when the new Comet bus timetable begins in July.