Gorge delays expected following rock fall
A section of State Highway 2, through the Karangahake Gorge, will remain under a 24/7 stop/go traffic management until mid-next week.
Crews are working to stablise the rock face following last weekend’s slip.
Motorists are being advised to allow extra time in their journey if they are travelling through the area.
NZTA says contractors are working on clearing the slip which is made up of boulders, some the size of small cars.
“Engineers are assessing the stability of the site and are working as hard as they can to get the job done as soon as possible.
“Until all assessments have been completed and we are satisfied we can re-open the road safely to two lanes we will continue to operate with one lane under stop/go management into the working week.”
KGORGE SLIP UPDATE: A section of #SH2 Karangahake Gorge will remain under a 24/7 stop/go until mid-next week as crews work to stabilize the rock face following last weekend (1 Dec) slip. Continue to #AllowEXtraTIme through the work site: https://t.co/eofglVNcdk. ^MF pic.twitter.com/fX3Wr08VNr— NZTA Waikato/BoP (@NZTAWaiBoP) December 4, 2018