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State Highway 2 weekend closure

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A reminder to local residents, State Highway 2 will be closed for daytime repairs on the weekend of February 12-13.

Travel on State Highway 2, between Wairoa and Napier, will be blocked for 11 hours each day on the weekend of February 12-13 because of road works near the Devil's Elbow.

No detour is available during the 7am to 6pm closure of a 30km section between the highway intersections with Aropaoanui Rd, at Tangoio, and Halliburton Rd, at Kotemaori.

The section of road will reopen overnight from 6pm Saturday to 7am Sunday, with a 30km/h temporary speed limit.

In the case of poor weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work could be postponed, and motorists were advised to visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website ( or Central North Island social media pages for up-to-date information on the works.

Waka Kotahi NZTA said motorists should plan ahead and schedule travel for outside the closure periods.

27 January 2022

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