Motorists have been asked to avoid a Tauranga bridge after a ute crashed into a concrete barrier this morning.

Police were called to the crash on Te Awanui Dr around 11.25am today.

The driver is out of the vehicle and has not required ambulance assistance.

A Police spokesperson said the crash has caused traffic to back-up on the bridge and motorists are asked to avoid the area while police clear the scene.

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"We ask that motorists be patient as this may take some time."