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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 2 will be closed to eastbound traffic between Te Puna and Wairoa River Bridge from 9.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday 11 July to replace a power pole damaged when a tree fell in high winds earlier this week.

This work was started on Monday but was unable to be completed due to unfavourable weather conditions.

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.

Traffic in both directions should allow an extra 5-10 minutes for journeys between Te Puna and Bethlehem. Visit journeys.nzta.govt.nz(external link) for up to date information on road works, traffic, road closures, detours and delays.

Waka Kotahi thanks customers for their patience while this essential work is completed.

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