Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises multiple worksites will be in place along State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua next week, as 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 Sala Street/SH30 intersection, where construction of a new citybound slip lane is starting this week.
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.
State Highway 30, Sala Street intersection – work starts this week on construction of the new city-bound slip lane on Sala Street. Northbound traffic on Sala Street will be down to one lane at the intersection for approximately one month while the work is completed. Delays on Sala Street are expected as a result of the lane closure. Contractors will be monitoring the impact of the lane closure on traffic this week.
Contractors will be relocating stormwater assets on the eastbound side of SH30 (outside Puarenga Park). Traffic may be down to one lane between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. Contractors will also be completing traffic signal improvements at the intersection.
State Highway 30, Hume Pine – eastbound traffic on SH30 will be down to one lane between the Puarenga Bridge and Hamiora Place from Sunday to Friday.
The lane closure will be in place between 5am and 3pm to allow contractors to complete the construction of a service trench in the road shoulder.
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 between Allen Mills Road and Iles Road, and 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, though we recommend using the footpath on the northern side of Te Ngae Road, as sections of the footpath on the southern side has been removed outside Neil Hunt Park and the Redwoods Park. 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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