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Tauranga resurfacing works – week commencing Sunday 14 March


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises resurfacing works are taking place at two separate locations around Tauranga next week.

Works will be undertaken at night to minimise disruption to motorists. 

  • State Highway 29A, Oropi roundabout:

    Work will be undertaken from Sunday 14 March to Wednesday 17 March (finishing Thursday morning) between 6pm – 6am. Traffic will be controlled by a four-way Stop/Go operation at the roundabout with a 30km/h temporary speed limit in place.

  • State Highway 2 Takitimu Drive, northbound between Elizabeth Street and Chapel Street off-ramp:

    Work will be undertaken from Thursday 18 March to Friday 19 March (finishing Saturday morning) between 6pm – 6am. A lane closure will be in place in the northbound direction. A 30km/h temporary speed limit applies in the area.

It is important motorists adhere to the relevant temporary speed limits during these works to avoid damage to their vehicles and ensure their safety and that of other road users and road workers. 

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

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

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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