Tree felling work is continuing at sites on two main highways through Hawke's Bay and motorists can expect travel delays up to five minutes as a result.

Logging contractors are at work on forest sites in the Tutira area of SH2 north as well as around Rukumoana Rd off SH5 near Te Pohue about 40km north of Napier.

A New Zealand Transport Agency spokesperson said there were temporary speed limits in place and there would be times when traffic would have to be halted as stop/go signalling would be operating.

Similar traffic slowing procedures are also currently in place between Morere and Tutira on SH2 as roading repair work is carried out at various sites.


Contractors are also at work on three sites among SH50 between Napier and Takapau.

Speed restrictions are in place near Creek Rd and Gwavas Station as work on a stock underpass is wrapped up while occasional speed restrictions and stop/go signalling are in place near Links Rd (for power pole relocation) and for similar power pole work between Maraekakaho Rd and Kereru Rd.

The road shoulders at both stretches had been closed off.

While slip removal work had been completed at sites on SH2 and SH5 removal crews were still cleaning up a stretch of SH38 between Mangapapa and Frasertown.