Part of State Highway 2 between Wairoa and Napier has reopened on Tuesday morning, following a safety inspection
A stretch of the road between Kotemaori and Pūtōrino was closed for most of Monday and overnight, following a slip on Sunday.
Wairoa mayor Craig Little says the key access road is suffering continuous closures - isolating the town and putting unfair pressure on residents.
He is calling for longer-term solutions to increase resilience and prevent slipping.
Waka Kotahi regional manager of maintenance and operations Mark Owen spoke to Corin Dann.