SH2 Hewletts Road resurfacing works

The works are scheduled to take place at night. File photo.

Resurfacing work is being planned for State Highway 2 Hewletts Road at the Tasman Quay intersection from Tuesday, May 18.

To reduce impact on motorists, Waka Kotahi Transport Agency says the work will take place overnight between 6pm and 6am on Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19, (finishing Thursday morning).

Lane closures with a 50km/h temporary speed limit will be in place during the works.

"Due to the complex nature and location of the site, traffic turning to/from Tasman Quay will, at times, need to continue on SH2 Hewletts Road and turn around at Sulphur Point and/or the MacDonald Street roundabout, in order to access Tasman Quay from the opposite direction," says spokesperson for the roading agency.

"Temporary traffic management and traffic controllers on site will be in place to guide road users, as required, during these times.

"Motorists are asked to take extra care when travelling through the site and follow directions of traffic management staff and signage.

"These works are part of the Waka Kotahi road maintenance programme to repair and reseal state highways across the Bay of Plenty to ensure the safety and resilience of the transport network."

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may 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.

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