Weather delayed work to close road again

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Tauranga motorists can expect further delays on State Highway 2 between Omokoroa Road and Esdaile Road, as tree felling and maintenance work continues this weekend.

The road will be closed again this Saturday, August 18 between 7am and 5pm while the work is carried out.

The work is a continuation of the tree felling that occurred last month and the completion of the felling had been delayed due to wet weather. The work is weather permitting.

The Transport Agency is reminding motorists this is a hazardous operation that requires all traffic to be stopped while each tree is felled.

“Stop/Go traffic management will be in place, with a 30km/h temporary speed limit through the work site.

“Northbound light vehicles/cars will be required to use the fully signed detour route to minimise their delay, and allow the work to be carried out more quickly.

“The detour route is Left into Youngson Road, Right into Old Highway, Right into Esdaile Road to return to SH2.

“Northbound Heavy Vehicles and all other Southbound traffic will continue to use SH2 under Stop/Go traffic management,” says NZTA


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