SH30 Rotorua works for week beginning Sun 15 August


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists that multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road in Rotorua this week, as part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.

Some delays are expected at times, and motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. 

Work sites for the week starting Sunday 15 August

  • State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge underpass: The Puarenga Bridge underpass is open with pedestrians and cyclists requested to take care as contractors continue with landscaping works through this area.
  • State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge: Contractors will be installing balustrades on the bridge and continuing to widen the shared path on either side of the bridge. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in off-peak times which may cause moderate delays. Intermittent westbound lane closures may be in place during off peak times which may cause minor delays.
  • State Highway 30, median east of Puarenga Bridge: Contractors continue with landscaping works at the median east of the Puarenga Bridge. Lane closures may be in place during off-peak times which may cause minor delays.
  • State Highway 30, Sala Street to Vaughan Road: The footpath on the northern side remains closed for public safety as contractors complete the shared path construction and landscaping works in this area. Shoulder/lane closures may be in place during off-peak times which may cause minor delays.
  • State Highway 30, Tarawera intersection: Contractors continue to construct the concrete islands separating traffic travelling in opposite directions. The SH30/Te Ngae Road inside right-turn lane into Tarawera Road may be closed during off-peak hours which may cause minor delays. Motorists are advised to adhere to the temporary speed limit, with the current surface not having enough skid resistance for higher speeds. The temporary speed limit of 30km/h will remain in place until final surfacing is completed in September.
  • State Highway 30, westbound Allen Mills Road to Anytime Fitness: Installation of stormwater services continues on SH30/ Te Ngae Road. There will be westbound lane shifts in place through this section, maintaining two lanes of traffic as per usual. 
  • State Highway 30, Allen Mills Road to Iles Road: Pedestrian access through this section is for business access and residents only as there is no through access to the Rotorua CBD. See map below for pedestrian access routes.

Map showing the pedestrian access routes through the worksite.

Map showing the pedestrian access routes.

Temporary speed limits of 30km/h or 50km/h are in place for everyone’s safety at the above work sites, including when workers are off-site. 

Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to use the signalised crossings at either Sala Street or Iles Road, and the temporary pedestrian crossing at Tarawera Road. 

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed.

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience and understanding while this important work is undertaken to improve SH30 for everyone using the road.

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