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Permanent closure of part of Pah Road, Western Bay of Plenty


A section of Pah Road, north of Te Puke, will be permanently closed to traffic and another stretch realigned this month, as the Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) project continues.

The NZ Transport Agency says the permanent closure will take effect from 8am on Tuesday September 30.

The changes mean traffic will no longer be able to access Kaituna Road and the Kaituna Wetlands through Pah Road.

From that date access to the Kaituna Wetlands will be via Maketu Road, Te Tumu Road and Kaituna Road.

The work to close the section of road is weather dependent and may be postponed if it is too wet.

For more information on the TEL go to link) or head to the TEL visitor information centre, 65 Tara Road Papamoa.

A map showing the changes is available here

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move at link)

For more information please contact:

Natalie Dixon
Waikato / Bay of Plenty Media Manager

T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413