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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Road users should expect delays on SH2 through the Karangahake Gorge tomorrow while work to improve the safety and resilience of the highway is underway.

The Karangahake Gorge has suffered numerous slips in wet weather this year.

From 9am tomorrow, contractors and arborists will be inspecting cliffs near Crown Hill Road, Karangahake Village for any signs of further risk.

This involves abseiling up and down cliff faces to check whether there are loose rocks or vegetation which need to be removed to sure up the cliff’s stability.

Periods of stop/stop will be required for short intervals throughout the day to allow the work to proceed safely.

Motorists are advised to expect delays of around 15 minutes while the road is closed.

For up-to-date information, visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website. 

Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website (external link)