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Works on SH2 near Waihi Road underpass

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Emergency road works will be in carried out on State Highway 2 near the Waihi Road underpass between 4.00am and 11.00am Saturday, February 1.

The uneven road surface is a potential hazard, particularly for heavy vehicles and those towing boats or trailers, says NZ Transport Agency Bay of Plenty system manager Rob Campbell.

“The works are needed to make the road more level, safe and smooth for motorists.”

Works will begin on the Tauranga bound lanes, before moving to the Tauriko/Bethlehem bound lanes. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times and a temporary 50km/h speed limit will be in place.

Rob encourages motorists to plan ahead, be patient and follow signposted speed limits through the work sites.

“We appreciate road works can be frustrating, but these important works will help improve the road, increase safety and make everyone’s journeys more enjoyable.

“The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience.”

A more permanent road repair, which will include improving the drainage to reduce the amount of water on the road following heavy rain, will get underway later this year.

These works are part of the Transport Agency’s biggest road maintenance programme in a decade.

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