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Major work State Highway 5 south of Rotorua almost complete

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Work on a major repair to State Highway 5 at Tumunui, 17kilometres south of Rotorua, is almost complete.

Transport Agency contractors have been digging out and replacing a 12 metre wide, four metre deep stretch of the highway, which has been damaged by a natural process called tunnel erosion.

The final seal is expected to be placed on the State Highway in the next week. A speed restriction will remain in place while the new seal beds down.

Motorists can expect minor delays while the speed restriction is in place.

Work or events that are scheduled to start in the next week or are currently underway are detailed below to help people plan ahead when travelling. Works and events are weather dependent and may be postponed if necessary.

Waikato

State Highway 3 Mokau

SH3 traffic will remain at single lane passing the recent Mokau slip while investigation work is done on a long-term solution. The road was closed after a large slip on 18 September, with a single lane opening four days later after the cliff above was stabilised. Vehicles can move through under stop/go with minimal delay. The Transport Agency has geotechnical specialists working on a solution at the site, just south of Mokau, and while that process continues barriers will remain in place and the south-bound lane closed.

Bay of Plenty

State Highway 5 – south of Rotorua at Tumunui

Work on a major repair to State Highway 5 at Tumunui, 17kms south of Rotorua, is almost complete. Transport Agency contractors have been digging out and replacing a 12 metre wide, four metre deep stretch of the highway, which has been damaged by a natural process called tunnel erosion. The final seal is expected to be placed on the State Highway soon. A speed restriction will remain in place while the new seal beds down. Motorists can expect some delays while the speed restriction is in place.

State Highway 2 Waioeka Gorge – Rock-fall prevention works

Rock scaling and plant removal will take place on State Highway 2 in the Waioeka Gorge until early December. There will be intermittent road closures of approximately ten minutes at a time to allow rock and/or vegetation to be brought down safely.  Road users can expect delays and should allow an extra 15 minutes for their journey

Te Puke town

Motorists can expect minor delays while rehabilitation work is carried out near Poplar Lane. A new roundabout is also being put in place at the Jellicoe Street and Boucher Avenue intersection.

More information

Motorists can get real time information from:

For Waikato/Bay of Plenty updates

For current travel times use: www.drivelive.nz(external link)

For personalised information about driving conditions on frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On the Move(external link).

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