Rock Falls cause delays in Karangahake Gorge
Due to large rock falls and slips, Karangahake Gorge SH2 (Paeroa to Waihi) is open under stop/go traffic management.
Please follow directions of the contractors on the scene and allow extra time for your journey.
Overnight closure Karangahake Gorge SH2 -Now Tuesday 4th
NZTA advises of a planned night time closure of State Highway 2 through the Karangahake Gorge for remedial works on the rockfall site in addition to the previously programmed asphalt resurfacing works.
Tuesday 4th December from 8pm to 5am.
The affected area is between SH2 School Road to Waitawheta Road.
Southern detour: SH2 (Waihi to Tauranga), SH29, SH24, SH27 (Matamata to Tatuanui), SH26 (Tatuanui to Paeroa) and vice versa.
Northern detour: SH25 (Waihi to Hikuai), SH25A, SH26 (Kopu to Paeroa) and vice versa.
Emergency Services & residents living within the cordons will be given access through the site at all times however please be advised that work may be undertaken at various points between the outer cordons and accordingly drivers traversing the closure are asked to be extremely vigilant at all times.