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Temporary road closure of SH 2 – Hawke’s Bay Expressway between Watchman Road and Prebensen Drive - Monday 4 July

Published: 27 June 2022

Last Updated: 22 March 2023

SH2 Prebensen Watchman

Sunday 17 July - Monday 18 July, 6pm-5am (weather dependent)

There is a temporary road closure in place for SH 2 – Hawke’s Bay Expressway between Watchman Road and Prebensen Drive due to resurfacing works.

  • Due to resurfacing works between Watchman Road and Prebensen Drive, there will be road closures and detours in place.
  • Due to milling and paving works, this section of road will be closed in both directions on Sunday, 17 July 2022 6pm to Monday, 18 July 2022 5am. Plan your journey accordingly allowing extra time for travel. Please note these works are dependent on various factors and may be postponed at short notice.
  • Local detours will be in place for traffic.
  • Northbound traffic - turn right on to Prebensen Drive, turn left on to SH50 (Hyderabad Road), turn left on to Pandora Road and follow on to Meeanee Quay and right back on to SH2 and reserve for Southbound traffic.
  • Expect delays as you approach the work site.
  • Please allow extra time for your journey or avoid this area during this time.
  • Note these works are weather dependant.

Further information can be found on the NZTA website: Traffic map (

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