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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Work is scheduled to begin next week to provide safer opportunities for passing on SH2 at Otoko Hill north of Gisborne.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency contractors will be onsite from Monday 16 January (weather dependent) to widen approximately 340 metres of the northbound shoulder.

At this stage, the work is expected to take around nine weeks to complete.

The worksite is located approximately six kilometres from the Makaretu Road intersection and will be operated under stop/go signs.

Delays of around five minutes are expected along this route during the work, so please allow extra time for your journey.

This is planned work and does not affect our contractor’s capacity to deliver essential works on SH35 in the wake of ex-Cyclone Hale.

The work will take place between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday and is part of the Connecting Tairāwhiti – SH2/SH35 passing opportunities project.

Connecting Tairāwhiti – SH2/SH35 passing opportunities

The project aims to provide more safe places to pass slower vehicles and more places to pull off the road safely to check messages or take a break on State Highways 2 and 35 across the Tairāwhiti region.