12 February UPDATE: Due to an unfavourable weather forecast, the below works, which had been scheduled to start on Sunday 14 February and be completed on Thursday 18 February, will now commence on Wednesday 17 February and be completed on Saturday 20 February. All other details remain the same. Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.
10 February: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that resurfacing work will take place on State Highway 29 between Poripori Road and McLaren Falls Road next week.
Work will be undertaken between 7am – 7pm from Sunday 14 February until Thursday 18 February in the eastbound direction (heading towards Tauranga).
The passing lane will be closed for the entirety of the work, including overnight. A lane will remain open in both directions at all times. A temporary speed limit of 50km/h applies.
These works are part of the Waka Kotahi spring/summer road maintenance programme, which will see repairs and reseals on state highways across the Bay of Plenty to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network.
Please take extra care, reduce your speed and follow directions of traffic management staff and signage.
Road reconstruction works adjacent to the Kaimai Mamaku Summit Rest Area on SH29 will also get underway from Monday 15 February and are expected to be completed by Sunday 21 February, weather dependent. During the works, one lane will remain open in each direction, with a temporary speed limit in place.
In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed. Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.
Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.
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