Motorists travelling between Tauranga and Papamoa along State Highway 2 can expect delays this week as work continues on the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road.

Speed restrictions of 50km/h and traffic management including lane closures will be in place between the Te Maunga roundabout and Mangatawa interchange from today, said a statement from the New Zealand Transport Agency.

The Agency said there will be delays of approximately five minutes long and urge motorists to allow extra time when travelling along that route.

Wednesday April 22 between 9am and 5pm: The westbound lanes heading to Tauranga will be reduced to one lane and moved to one side.

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A 50km/h temporary speed restriction will be in place.

Thursday April 23 between 6am and 5pm: To allow road surfacing works to be undertaken, the SH2 slip lane at the Te Maunga roundabout will be closed.

All traffic will be diverted via the roundabout.

During this time, the eastbound lanes heading to Te Puke will be reduced to one lane.

A 50km/h temporary speed restriction will be in place.