Allow extra time when travelling in the Bay of Plenty


The NZ Transport Agency advises Bay of Plenty motorists to drive with care and allow extra time when travelling as work on a $5 million road safety programme and other projects continues.

Speed restrictions and traffic management will be in place on state highways around the region.

Sites where delays of between five and 15 minutes are possible are detailed below to allow people to plan ahead when travelling.

SH29A Maungatapu roundabout

Lane closures will be in place so a temporary access road can be built within the roundabout area.
The lane closures will occur between 9am to 4pm daily.

Manual stop/go will also be in place on Welcome Bay Road (near Hammond Street) on Thursday October 8 between 9am and 3pm to allow for changes to be made to high tension power lines.  Motorists are advised to allow an extra five minutes when travelling on this route

SH36 Rotorua to Tauranga

Speed restrictions will be in place on several sites along this route this month to allow workers to install fibre optic cables.  Drivers should allow an extra five minutes travel time.  This work is expected to continue through to late December.

SH29 Kaimai Range–weather activated variable speed sign trial

Speed restrictions with lane closures will be in place along SH29 this month as work on the weather activated speed sign trial continues.
Motorists are advised to allow an extra five minutes when travelling on this route.

The Transport Agency apologies for any inconvenience caused and thanks motorists for their patience during the works.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can sign up to On The Move at link).

People travelling around the Bay of Plenty region can go to link),   a dedicated website that tells people what the current journey times are to get to key places.

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents  or to report issues on the network visit call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.