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 1 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 in this area.
- State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge: Contractors will be working to widen the footpath on the southern side of the Puarenga Bridge to join with the shared path at either end of the bridge. On Monday 2 August between 10am and 12pm, westbound left lane closures will be in place at Puarenga Bridge to pour concrete, 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 moderate 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 as part of these works which may cause minor delays.
- State Highway 30, Vaughan Road slip lane: The Vaughan Road slip lane from SH30/ Te Ngae Road will be closed intermittently on Monday 2 August between 6.30am and 11am to allow contractors to pour concrete for the shared path alongside the slip lane. This closure may cause moderate delays. Additional lane closures on SH30/ Te Ngae Road may be required as part of these works.
- State Highway 30, Ngapuna shops to Marino Road: Contractors are working along the northern side of SH30/ Te Ngae Road from just east of Ngapuna shops to Marino Road completing shared path works and surfacing against new kerbs. 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. On Tuesday 3 August during off-peak periods, the inside right turn lane into Tarawera Road from SH30/ Te Ngae Road will be closed, which may cause minor delays. Motorists are advised to adhere to the temporary speed limit, with the current surface not having sufficient 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: On Tuesday 3 August, westbound traffic through this section will be reduced to one lane during off peak times to allow for installation of stormwater services, which may cause minor delays. From Wednesday 4 August, motorists are also advised there will be lane shifts in place through this section maintaining two lanes of traffic as per usual.
- State Highway 30, Marino Road and Allen Mills Roads: The right turn into Marino Road from SH30/Te Ngae Road for southbound traffic remains closed and Allen Mills Road access is from Vaughan Road only. Allen Mills intersection with SH30/ Te Ngae Road remains closed to allow contractors to complete structural pavement construction this week. Motorists, in particular heavy haulage, are required to detour via Owhata and Vaughan Roads to access Allen Mills and Marino Roads. Electronic signage is in place to advise of the access restrictions.
- State Highway 30, Tarawera Road: Contractors continue working intermittently on the new watermain along the footpath. Traffic management will be in place and may include off-peak Stop/ Go operations. The footpath will remain open.
- 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.
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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