Taneatua SH2 safety project gets underway
15 February 2013
Taneatua SH2 safety project gets
Work is now underway to realign a section of
State Highway 2 (SH2) near Taneatua, says the NZ Transport
NZTA’s Bay of Plenty state highways
manager, Brett Gliddon says this realignment project forms
the second phase of the work to improve safety and maintain
the security of this important regional freight
“By removing the curves, adding more road width
and increasing site distances we expect to improve the
safety of drivers along this section of the road.”
project involves removing the 85 year old rail over bridge,
upgrading the drainage system and realigning State Highway 2
and Taneatua Road.
Downers have been awarded the $1.7m
project which is expected to be completed by mid 2013.
Gliddon said State Highway 2 is also an important local
connector and regional freight route.
is expected to take approximately 5 months and during this
process the speed limit will be reduced to 30km/h at the
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