Emergency repairs to a storm water culvert has sparked detours for traffic heading north on State Highway 2.

Traffic heading north through Bethlehem will be detoured from 7pm today while Tauranga City Council contractors carry out the repairs.

The detour via Bethlehem Rd, Carmichael and Te Paeroa Rd will be in place until 5.30am tomorrow.

Southbound traffic will remain on the highway. The detour is suitable for all traffic, including HPMV.

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