There will be a short detour near State Highway 2 Pekatahi Bridge in the Eastern Bay of Plenty on Wednesday night.

The NZ Transport Agency advised road users that the bridge would be closed from around 7pm until midnight on November 15, weather permitting, while some inspection work takes place.

The detour route would be signposted and would add an extra 20 minutes to a journey.

Resurfacing work was scheduled to take place overnight this week however that had now been postponed until early next year.

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The agency apologised for any inconvenience this change in plans had caused and road users should delay travel if possible or allow extra time for their journey.