Drivers in the Wairoa region will have noticed changes to the Tahaenui Bridge over the past few weeks, following a decision by the NZ Transport Agency to reduce the bridge to a single lane to improve safety.
The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 29A (SH29A) between the Baypark and Te Maunga roundabouts in Tauranga will be closed from 4am to 8pm on Saturday 8 September 2018 as part of the Baypark to Bayfair (Bay Link) project.
State Highway 2 between Paeroa and Waihi will close from 9pm to 3am tonight (Wednesday 5 September), and the NZ Transport Agency is advising people to check the website for news when the road will reopen.
Marking the start of construction on the new bridge over the Ōpaoa River in Blenheim, the NZ Transport Agency is holding a special sod-turning and blessing event this afternoon. Neighbouring residents, iwi, business and local community representatives will be attending.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising that State Highway 35 near Whitianga Bay in eastern Bay of Plenty is now open to one lane, but people should continue to exercise caution along the whole Ōpōtiki to Gisborne route.