Overnight works on SH2 Bay Link project next week


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises preparatory works to divert a stormwater pipe in the middle of the Bayfair roundabout will be carried out overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday (12-13 May).

Work will take place between 8pm and 5am to minimise disruption to motorists.

There will be lane closures on State Highway 2 Maunganui Road on the approaches to, and around the Bayfair roundabout, while this work is underway.  A 30km/h temporary speed limit will be in place.

The stormwater pipe diversion requires a manhole to be excavated and installed close to live traffic lanes. While Waka Kotahi endeavours to minimise any disturbance for local residents, this work may generate some noise and vibration.

Waka Kotahi reminds motorists that work at Alert Level 3 does not look like pre-pandemic work. A range of new measures are in place to ensure this work can be done safely, to protect road workers, the people in their bubbles, and road users.

Road users are advised to travel with caution through the project site, reduce speed and follow the directions of road workers and signage.

In the event of unsuitable weather, changes to New Zealand’s national COVID-19 Alert system level that would impact these works or other unforeseen circumstances, work will be carried out on the next suitable night/s. Motorists are encouraged to visit journeys.nzta.govt.nz(external link) for up to date information on road works, traffic, detours and delays. 

Waka Kotahi thanks road users and local residents for their patience.

For more information about the Bay Link project, visit nzta.govt.nz/baylink(external link)

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