A section of State Highway 2 east of Ngatea near Hauraki Road has been closed following a crash earlier this morning. The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) advises that the incident involved two trucks and the road will re-open once they have been removed.
Trucks are once again carting away slip debris round the clock, and NZTA Palmerston North state highways manager David McGonigal says this has led to another week of excellent progress clearing the gorge.
A section of State Highway 2 just east of Paeroa will be temporarily closed from 10.00 am tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 11 April) to allow contractors to remove a truck which rolled off the road prior to the Easter weekend.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is asking motorists to be patient today with very heavy traffic flows expected on highways in the Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty as people head home after the long weekend break.
Traffic flows around the Waikato and Coromandel have been heavy over the first day of the Easter holiday break, however, overall there have been very few reports of congestion, says the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is urging Kiwi motorists to stay on top of the new give way rules at intersections, with the agency's national advertising campaign promoting the rule changes wrapping up earlier this week.
With traffic expected to be heavy over Easter, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is advising motorists to plan ahead to avoid expected delays and allow additional travel time for their journeys where necessary.
The NZ Transport Agency says following some very productive days of slip-clearing operations, work carting slip material has experienced a minor setback following onsite safety concerns, although the gorge is still marching on towards a mid-year opening.