State Highway 25 will be closed overnight between Golden Valley Road north of Waihi and Whiritoa Beach Road on Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23 for road resurfacing.
The closure will take place between 9pm and 6am on both nights, with a detour in place.
Motorists travelling from Waihi should take SH2 from Waihi to Paeroa, SH26 from Paeroa to Kopu, SH25A from Kopu to Hikuai and SH25 from Hikuai to Whiritoa.
Motorists travelling from Whiritoa should take the same route in the reverse direction. This detour is expected to add approximately one hour and twenty minutes to the journey.
Motorists travelling from Tairua should take SH25 to Hikuai, SH25A from Hikuai to Kopu, SH26 from Kopu to Paeroa, SH2 from Paeroa to Waihi.
Motorists travelling from Waihi to Tairua should take the same route in the reverse direction. This detour is expected to add approximately 12 minutes to the journey.
NZ Transport Agency Bay of Plenty system manager, Rob Campbell says work are being carried out overnight to minimise disruption to motorists but encourages people to plan ahead, allow extra time for their journeys and consider delaying unnecessary travel where possible.
“These summer works are part of the biggest maintenance programme the transport agency has undertaken for the last decade.
“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.
“The transport agency thanks motorists for their patience.”