NZTA gives update on Waimana Gorge

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An update on the State Highway 2 closure through the Waimana Gorge, is expected by the end of the day.

The road has been closed since July 4th when a slip came down between Stanley Road and Fraser Road following heavy rain.

Contractors have been working since to strengthen the hillside where the slip came down and the road was set to reopen today.

The Transport agency says over the weekend contractors made fantastic progress and cleared the road, however there are still concerns from the Geotech team about the safety of the cliff face.

It says until its confident it can re-open the road safely to motorists the gorge will remain closed.

NZTA will update its social media later today with progress

Sam Gardner