Road works causing hour long delays on SH2

Traffic is being described as diabolical on State Highway 2. File image/SunLive.

Motorists are experiencing one hour long delays on State Highway 2 today.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says motorists travelling between Katikati and Tauranga are currently experiencing delays of around one hour due to road resurfacing works that took place between Gill Lane and Snodgrass Road overnight.

Bay of Plenty System Manager Rob Campbell says warmer spring and summer months are the best time for resurfacing as daylight hours are longer and the warm temperatures and dry air help the new seal stick to the road surface.

“Works have been carried out overnight to minimise disruption to motorists, 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.

“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.

“Check Google Maps or visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website ( for up to date information on road works, travel times and delays.”

These resurfacing works at various locations between Athenree Gorge and Te Puna are expected to be complete by Friday, February 5, weather dependent.

“Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.”

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costs passed on

Posted on 24-01-2021 05:03 | By 2up

An extra hour each way will be passed on to the consumer. Tradesman cant just sit in vehicles at their own expense. This poorly managed road maintenance will cost us all.

The road canoe people.

Posted on 22-01-2021 17:58 | By Cynical Me

Too stupid for words quite frankly. Look at the balls up at Bayfair. @ years late and 4 times budget. Fire then and get some people who can run the show.