State Highway 2 will be closed to eastbound traffic between Te Puna and Wairoa River Bridge from 12pm.
The lane will be closed until about 3pm today to replace a power pole damaged when a tree fell in high winds overnight.
"Eastbound traffic towards Tauranga will be detoured via Te Puna Road and Te Puna Station Road to allow room for a crane on the road. Westbound traffic will remain on SH2," says a Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency spokesperson.
"Eastbound traffic should allow an extra 5-10 minutes for journeys between Te Puna and Bethlehem. Visit journeys.nzta.govt.nz for up to date information on road works, traffic, detours and delays.
"Waka Kotahi thanks customers for their patience while this essential work is completed."
Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey. Keep up to date with:
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• Journey planner: journeys.nzta.govt.nz
Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)