Information about planned maintenance work to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network in the Bay of Plenty (BOP) region.

Maintaining your roads

More than $40 million will be spent on maintenance across more than 250 lane kilometres of state highway in the Bay of Plenty during the 2023/2024 maintenance season to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network.

Some of the region's significant work sites this season includes resealing programmes on SH2 between Waihī and Ōmokoroa and on SH35 east of Ōpōtiki, as well as asphalt resurfacing within the Tauranga and Rotorua urban areas.

Given the volume of roadworks taking place this year, we acknowledge that at times there will be considerable disruption to travel across the region. Before leaving for your destination check the Journey Planner for the most up to date information on the state highway network.

Journey planner

You can also check our media page for weekly traffic bulletins detailing all known worksites across the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region. These are released each Friday.

See all news across this region(external link)

Planned works

Location Work activity Timeframe Impact
SH2 Waioeka Gorge Chipseal 18 October for 2-3 weeks Periodic closures of 2-3 hours at a time
SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road (TEL TR) Rangiuru Business Park Interchange Project Late October for 4-5 months Westbound lane closure
SH2 Pongakawa Road rehabilitation 18 September until late October Stop/go, westbound detour
SH2 Edgecumbe Road rehabilitation 18 September until late November Stop/go or detours

SH2 Waioeka Gorge timetable

The following timetable will be used from Monday 18 October. Chipsealing will be undertaken Monday to Friday for approximately 8 work days. Exact days of work will depend on weather and other factors, for information regarding route availability on any given day please check the Journey Planner.

Time Road Status
Prior to 7:00am OPEN
Between 7:00am and 9:00am CLOSED
Between 9:00am and 9:20am OPEN
Between 9:20am and 12:00pm (midday) CLOSED
Between 12:00pm (midday) and 12:20pm OPEN
Between 12:20pm and 2:00pm CLOSED
Between 2:00pm and 2:20pm OPEN
Between 2:20pm and 5:00pm CLOSED
After 5:00pm OPEN

Tips for driving on freshly laid chipseal

Watch our video with advice for driving on freshly laid chipseal

Frequently asked questions

View our highway maintenance frequently asked questions(external link)