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Delays possible as road works continue in the Bay of Plenty

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The NZ Transport Agency advises Bay of Plenty motorists to drive with care and allow extra time when travelling as work on a $5 million road safety programme and other projects continue.

Speed restrictions and traffic management will be in place on state highways around the region.

Sites where delays of between five and 15 minutes are possible are detailed below to allow people to plan ahead when travelling.

SH2 Waiata, Waioeka Gorge - Rock-fall prevention works

Manual stop/go traffic operation with speed restrictions will be in place from Monday 12 October at Waiata for rock-fall prevention work. Drivers should allow an extra five to 10 minutes when travelling this route.  This work is expected to continue onto five other sites on this road and is expected to be completed before Christmas.

SH2 Waitekohe Stream Bridge near Forte Lisa – south of Katikati

Manual stop/go traffic management will be in place from Monday 12 October while contractors repair handrails on the bridge.  Motorists are advised to allow an extra five to 10 minutes when travelling on this route.

Rotorua District roads– resurfacing and crack-seal repairs

Starting from Monday contractors will be repairing and resurfacing sections of road throughout the Rotorua district. Motorists should expect minor delays as stop/go traffic management and speed restrictions will be in place. This work is weather dependent but expected to be completed within the next few weeks.  Drivers are asked to take care as there may be loose chip present after the work. 

SH29 Kaimai Range–weather activated variable speed sign trial

Speed restrictions with lane closures will be in place along SH29 this month as work on the weather activated speed sign trial continues.
Motorists are advised to allow an extra five minutes when travelling on this route.

SH29A Maungatapu roundabout  

Lane closures will be in place to allow for the construction of a temporary access road within the roundabout area. The lane closures will occur between 9.00am to 4.00pm daily. Manual stop/go will also be in place on Welcome Bay Road (in the vicinity of Hammond Street) on Thursday 8 October between 9.00am and 3.00pm to allow for changes to be made to high tension power lines.  Motorists are advised to allow an extra five minutes when travelling on this route

The Transport Agency apologies for any inconvenience caused and thanks motorists for their patience during the works.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can sign up to On The Move at  www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link)

People travelling around the Bay of Plenty region can go to www.drivelive.nz/tauranga(external link),   a dedicated website that tells people what the current journey times are to get to key places.

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents  or to report issues on the network visit www.nzta.govt.nz(external link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.

 

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