Resurfacing works on Takitimu Drive

The works are being carried out at night. File Image/Supplied.

Resurfacing works are being carried out on State Highway 2/Takitimu Drive this week.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the works will be taking place between the Waihi Road on-ramp and Elizabeth Street.

The work began overnight on Sunday and are expected to take place again tonight Monday to reduce the impact on motorists, says a spokesperson for the roading agency.

"Delays are expected and motorists are advised to take care, plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.

"A detour will be in place for northbound traffic on the Waihi Road on-ramp between 7pm and 5am on both nights, with road users detoured via Waihi Road, Eleventh Avenue, Cameron Road, Elizabeth Street and then back onto SH2 to continue their journey.

"The road will be open between 5am and 7pm under a temporary speed limit."

These works are part of the Waka Kotahi spring/summer road maintenance programme, which will see repairs and reseals on state highways across the Bay of Plenty to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network.

"If you are travelling at these times please take extra care, reduce your speed and follow directions of traffic management staff and signage.

"In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work will be postponed. Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website ( for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.

"Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience."

Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey. Keep up to date with:

Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

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