Works to rebuild SH2 in Awakeri start this week

State Highway 2, Awakeri. Image: Google

Roading works to rebuild State Highway 2 at Awakeri, southwest of Whakatane, will be starting this coming week.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect delays on State Highway 2 at Awakeri between Murphy Rd and Station Rd from Monday January 13, as work to strengthen and rebuild the road gets underway.

Bay of Plenty System Manager Rob Campbell encourages motorists to drive with care through the site and obey temporary speed limits to ensure the safety of road workers and other motorists.

“The road will operate under Stop/Go traffic management during the day with a 30 km per hour temporary speed limit in place during the day and a 50 km per hour temporary speed limit overnight.”

Works are expected to be completed by mid-February, weather dependent.

“The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience,” says Rob.

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