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Eastern Bay of Plenty reseal sites for the coming week


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises reseal work is taking place at a number of locations across the eastern Bay of Plenty this week.

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 to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network. Warmer spring and summer months are the best time for resurfacing as daylight hours are longer and the warm temperatures and dry air help the new seal stick to the road surface.

Works will be undertaken during the day in the following areas over the next week:

  • State Highway 2 – Matata to Edgecumbe
  • State Highway 2 – Taneatua
  • State Highway 5 – Tumunui
  • State Highway 30 – Rotoma
  • State Highway 30 – Horohoro and Atiamuri
  • State Highway 33 – Mourea and Okere Falls
  • State Highway 35 – Ruakokore
  • State Highway 36 – Kaharoa

These sites will operate under Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed limit in place during the work.

For a period of at least 24 hours after a site has been sealed, and before it is swept, it continues to operate under a reduced temporary speed limit while we allow vehicles to travel over the seal and help “bed in” the chip and to reduce the risk of chip damaging windscreens. Following this, the site is swept, excess chip is removed and the temporary speed limit remains in place until line marking has been reinstated (within 48 hours of the site being sealed, weather dependent).

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.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and allow additional time for their journeys.

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

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience while we undertake these important works.

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