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21/02/2020 10:25am

We have been advised by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency that State Highway 2 Karangahake Gorge will be closed between 8pm - 5am on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 February for slip repair work east of Karangahake Village.

Stop/Go in place overnight on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 February

Stop/Go traffic management will be in place between School Road, Karangahake Village and Waitawheta Road, Waikino overnight for road resurfacing on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 February.

Signage and cordons will be in place between Paeroa and Waihi.

Detours in place

Acting Waikato Transport System Manager Rob Campbell says detours for this route are significant and encourages motorists to plan their travel for outside closure times, where possible.

“The southbound detour takes motorists south on SH2 from Waihi to Tauranga, then onto State Highway 29 over the Kaimai Range, State Highway 24 to Matamata, State Highway 27 to Tatuanui and State Highway 26 to Paeroa. Motorists travelling from Paeroa take the same route, in the opposite direction.

“Northbound, motorists travelling from Waihi should take State Highway 25, turning onto State Highway 25A (Kopu-Hikuai Road) and then State Highway 26 between Kopu and Paeroa, with motorists travelling from Paeroa taking the same route, in reverse.”

Thanks for your patience

The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience.

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