Tauranga resurfacing works – week beginning Sun 27 September


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises resurfacing works will take place in multiple locations around Tauranga over the next week, starting this Sunday.

These works are part of the Waka Kotahi spring/summer road maintenance programme, which will see repairs and reseals on state highways across the Bay of Plenty.

Work will be undertaken at night to reduce the impact on motorists. Delays are expected and motorists are asked to take extra care.

A 30km/h temporary speed limit applies to the following works.

  • SH2 Bethlehem, westbound between Parau Drive and Taniwha Place, Sunday 27 September from 8pm–5am.  The westbound portion of state highway between the Bethlehem Road roundabout and Te Paeroa Road roundabout will be closed from 8pm, with all westbound traffic detoured via Bethlehem Road, Carmichael Road and Te Paeroa Road. Stop/Go traffic management will be in place.
  • SH29 Kaimais, near the Tuakopai Stream Bridge, Monday 28 September from 7pm–6am. Stop/Go traffic management will be in place.
  • SH2 Bethlehem, eastbound merge ramp onto Takitimu Drive, Tuesday 29 September from 6pm–5am. Due to site constraints, the ramp will be closed to all traffic with road users detoured through Cameron Road, and Elizabeth Street.
  • Mount Maunganui, Newton/MacDonald Street Roundabout, Wednesday 30 September and Thursday 1 October from 7pm–5am.  The roundabout will be closed to all traffic, with detours in place. Eastbound traffic from SH2 Hewletts Road will be detoured down Aerodrome Road and on to Newton Street. Westbound traffic from Golf Road will be detoured via Maunganui Road, Hull Road and Totara Street. The roundabout will be open during the day with a 50km/h temporary speed limit in place until the night works are completed.

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work will be postponed. Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.
journeys.nzta.govt.nz(external link)

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