Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua next week. This work is part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.
Delays are expected as a result of these works and may be significant at times – particularly at the Tarawera Road and Sala Street intersections.
Waka Kotahi reminds motorists to plan for delays, allow extra time for their journeys and take extra care when travelling through work sites to ensure the safety of themselves, other road users and road workers. Where possible, we encourage motorists to avoid travelling during peak times. For SH30/Te Ngae Road this is approximately 7.30am-9.30am westbound, and 12pm-2pm and 3pm-4pm eastbound.
Eastbound traffic on Te Ngae Road may be down to one lane during the day, between 9am-3pm, due to construction of the new shared path outside Puarenga Park.
The left-turn slip lane from Te Ngae Road into Sala Street is closed until early December. This closure continues to create moderate delays for westbound traffic during the morning peak, and we encourage motorists to allow extra time for travel.
Left turn access at the intersection is strictly restricted to light vehicles only during this time. Heavy vehicles are to use approved detour route via Te Ngae Road and Fenton Street.
A temporary speed limit of 30km/h will be in place at the above work sites while contractors are on site – excluding the shoulder closures outside Repco and Neil Hunt Park. Outside of work hours the road will operate as normal.
Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to walk or cycle around all worksites. Where required, staff can assist pedestrians past the site safely.
In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed. Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.
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