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Motorists advised to take care in the Gorge

WAKA Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has advised motorists to expect to see a number of roadwork sites through the Waioeka Gorge on State Highway 2 next week and urges people to take extra care.

From Monday there will be 14 work sites between Waiata Road and 7km past Wairata Road where chipsealing work will be under way.

“This work is expected to be completed by the end of the week,” an NZTA spokeswoman said.

“Strengthening work at Omaukora Bridge has been under way since Monday this week, with work to strengthen Gibson Bridge starting on Monday next week.

“Motorists are advised to take care when travelling through the worksites and follow any traffic management that may be in place,” she said.

“The work is weather-dependent.

“So with Cyclone Cody currently forecast to impact New Zealand in the coming days, this work may need to be postponed.”