State Highway 2, through the Waimana Gorge, remains closed following a large slip.
A significant slip occurred on Thursday July 4 between Stanley Rd and Fraser Rd, following rain and severe flooding of the Whakatane River.
NZTA says the gorge remains closed at this stage.
“Progress is being made and at this stage we remain hopeful that the slip will be cleared around Friday July 26.
“No detour available as SH2 is also closed in the Kutarere/ Waiotahi Area. Avoid the area or delay your journey if possible.”