Overnight roadworks for Tairua


State Highway 25 through the Tairua town centre is getting a facelift with new asphalt being laid next week.

The work will be done overnight beginning on Sunday 14 April and will require a series of short road closures each night.

The road will be fully open during the day, with temporary speed restrictions in place.

The roadworks will be done between 8pm and 6am for up to 5 nights, depending on weather. It will involve a series of stop/stop road closures each night to enable the teams to lay the asphalt quickly and safely. This means the road will be closed for around 30 minutes, and then the road will reopen to a single lane to allow traffic to clear. 

A 3 hour closure will be in place from midnight Sunday 14 April until 3am Monday 15 April to allow for resurfacing on the narrow northern approach to the Pepe Stream bridge.

Resident and business access will be available from either side of the worksite. Some parking will be available during closures and only emergency service vehicles will be able to travel through the worksite.

We understand that road closures can be frustrating, but they allow us to get work done efficiently and quickly, meaning we can restore the road to normal traffic and your journeys are smoother and safer in the shortest time possible.

The Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions have had the largest regional road renewals programme in the country this summer, making up 33% of the national programme.​ Over this summer 100 lane kilometres of road was resurfaced or rehabilitated across SH25, SH26 and SH27, with a further 12 lane kilometres completed on SH25A before the road was reopened