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 this week, as part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.
Delays are expected at times and motorists are advised to plan for these delays and allow extra time for their journeys.
Work sites for the week starting Sunday 9 May:
- State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge Underpass – The Puarenga Bridge underpass remains closed until the end of May due to unforeseen construction delays.
- State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge – A slight lane shift for westbound and eastbound traffic remains in place as contractors widen the sections of footpath on either side of the bridge to connect with the new shared path. Lane closures may be in place during off-peak times.
- State Highway 30, Sala Street to Vaughan Road – The shared path on the northern side of SH30/Te Ngae Road remains closed for public safety due to substantial delays in upgrading of services along this section. Shoulder/lane closures may occur during off-peak times as a result of this work.
- State Highway 30, Tarawera Roundabout – The final temporary roundabout is in place near the Redwood Centre. This is allowing contractors to complete work on the remaining sections of road before the signalised intersection is installed in June.
- State Highway 30, Tarawera Road – Contractors have completed drilling for the new watermain on the northern side of Tarawera Road. The footpath will remain open while connections along this new line are carried out.
- State Highway 30, Marino Road – The Marino Road intersection with SH30/Te Ngae Road remains closed for approximately two and a half weeks. Access to all businesses on Marino Road is via Vaughan Road.
- State Highway 30, Lynmore School – Contractors are removing trees along the Lynmore School fenceline next week. The footpath outside the school will be closed from Thursday 13 May to Sunday 16 May, and the outside lane parallel to this section will be closed from Saturday 15 May to Sunday 16 May.
- State Highway 30, Allen Mills Road to Iles Road – The new eastbound outside lane remains closed while contractors complete the shared path and garden works. Pedestrian access through this section is for business access and residents only as there is no through access to the city centre.
Temporary speed limits of 30km/h or 50km/h are in place 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.
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