Delays on SH2 between Katikati and Tauranga

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Motorists travelling between Tauranga and Katikati and are being warned to expect 40 minute delays on State Highway 2.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises motorists are currently experiencing delays of around 40 minutes due to a work site in between Whakamarama and Te Puna.

Bay of Plenty System Manager Rob Campbell says to minimise disruption to motorists works have been carried out overnight, however, temporary speed restrictions are required during the day to ensure the safety of road users and prevent damage to vehicles, and this is resulting in delays.

“These summer works are part of the biggest maintenance programme the Transport Agency has undertaken for the last decade.

"We appreciate it can be frustrating for road users and local residents, but these important works help improve the road, increase safety and make everyone’s journeys more enjoyable.”

Rob encourages motorists to plan ahead, allow extra time for their journeys and consider delaying unnecessary travel, where possible.

“The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience.”

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I agree

Posted on 03-02-2020 15:46 | By

I have to agree i sure wouldnt be sitting in traffic for 40mins they always like holding people up

Why Sunday night??

Posted on 03-02-2020 09:41 | By namxa

Did anyone think maybe Saturday night would be better? Obviously not…dumb planning, as usual.