Hawke's Bay roads feature on a list of the country's worst holiday highway congestion hotspots, compiled by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

The roading authority has produced tables providing a snapshot of highway routes, dates and times where traffic congestion was particularly heavy during the 2013/14 Christmas-New Year holiday period.

The tables feature SH2 between Napier and Wairoa, and another section of SH2, between Hastings and Woodville.

"It's likely that congestion will be similarly heavy on these dates and times this coming holiday period," NZTA says.


"We advise motorists to consider avoiding travel during the times of heaviest congestion, listed in bold type."

Information on highway conditions is available on the agency's website, www.nzta.govt.nz, or by phoning 0800 4 HIGHWAYS.