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All roads lead to Beach Hop

Mo­torists warned roads with be ‘hop­ping’ with iconic event on this week

- Motorsports · Sports · Coromandel

All roads lead to the 2020 Repco BeachHopth­is week. WakaKo­tahiNZTran­s­port Agency is en­cour­ag­ing mo­torists to ex­pect roads on the Coro­man­del Penin­sula to be ‘hop­ping’ later this weekas hot rods, clas­sic cars, car­a­vans and mo­tor­cy­cles ar­rive en masse for this year’s Repco Beach HopRock ‘n’ Roll fes­ti­val, which started yes­ter­day and runs to Sun­day.

Di­rec­tor of re­gional re­la­tion­ships Steve Mut­ton says BeachHop­brings a lot of peo­ple to the Coro­man­del Penin­sula, so mo­torists should ex­pect the roads to be busier. “Slow down, be pa­tient and al­low ad­di­tional time for your jour­neys. BeachHopis all about en­joy­ing the ride.”

With planned cruises to Whi­tianga today andOne­m­anaon Fri­day, mo­torists are asked to be par­tic­u­larly pa­tient at the one-lane bridges on these routes if they’re head­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion.

WakaKo­tahi con­trac­tors stop work on the cruise routes for the day of the cruises and do their best to avoid any loose chip on key routes to the Coro­man­del in the lead upto, and dur­ing, BeachHopto min­imise dis­rup­tion and­dam­ageto ve­hi­cles.

“It is im­por­tant mo­torists ad­here to the rel­e­vant tem­po­rary speed lim­its dur­ing these works to avoid­dam­age to their ve­hi­cles and en­sure their safety and that of other road users and road work­ers,” MrMut­ton says.

WakaKo­tahi thanks mo­torists for their pa­tience.

 ??  ?? Thou­sands line the route to watch the an­nual drive to One­m­ana, north of Whanga­mata.
Thou­sands line the route to watch the an­nual drive to One­m­ana, north of Whanga­mata.

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