Convoy to help locals and supplies get between Tokomaru Bay and Tolaga Bay

In News2 MinutesBy Gavin MyersJanuary 13, 2023

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will today operate a convoy system between Tokomaru Bay and Tolaga Bay.

It will operate Friday and Saturday 14 January only.

For motorists wanting to head south from Tokomaru Bay, please meet around the Four Square area.

The convoy will leave at 10am, noon and 2pm.

For motorists wanting to head north from Tolaga Bay, please meet along by the rugby grounds.

The convoy will head north at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

The convoys will be guided by a Downer Group vehicle in the front and the back of the convoy.

Motorists are asked to please adhere to the designated times – public outside of these hours will not be able to return in either direction.

The road conditions remain a concern and motorists will be asked to drive in the middle of the road, maintain a safe following distance and adhere to a 30kph speed limit.

Elsewhere, all Coromandel highways affected by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Hale have reopened.

State Highway 25 (SH25) between Tapu and Te Puru is now open under 50kph temporary speed limit.

Geotechnical engineers have also given the green light to open SH25 at an earlier rockfall site between Tararu Creek Road and Ngarimu Heights Road.

State Highway 25A is also open but under a temporary speed limit of 50kph and caution is advised because the road may be slippery in places.

In the Hawke’s Bay, SH2 opened at 5pm Thursday between Tangoio and Tūtira.

A reminder for Gisborne road users that there will be an emergency closure of Gladstone Road Bridge overnight, Friday 13 January.