Plan ahead for delays on SH2 at the Bayfair roundabout this Sunday


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising that road works on State Highway 2 (SH2) near the Bayfair roundabout planned for Sunday 21 August are expected to cause delays.

A single lane closure will be in place on SH2 southbound (towards Baypark) immediately prior to the Bayfair roundabout and extending towards Exeter Street from 3am to 3pm on Sunday 21 August. This lane closure is required for road workers to safely pour concrete barriers around the retaining wall of the southern ramp of the Bayfair flyover as part of the Bay Link project.  

People are advised to plan ahead and expect moderate delays of up to 15 minutes between Golf Road roundabout and Bayfair roundabout while this work is underway.  

This work is being undertaken on a Sunday when traffic levels are lowest, and to avoid greater delays during weekday peak hours. While this work caused delays last Sunday, our contractors will be doing what they can to keep traffic flowing and coordinating traffic management across the site to minimise delays as much as possible. 

People are encouraged to consider using alternative routes or time their travel outside the work hours if possible. If you do need to travel at this time, please take extra care and follow traffic management signs through the work site for the safety of road workers.  

This work will enable the next phase of construction on the Bayfair flyover. In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, this work may be moved to the next suitable shift. 

Other changes are already in place around the Bayfair roundabout: 

  • Girven Road has been reduced to one lane eastbound for traffic travelling from the Bayfair roundabout towards Gloucester Road.
  • There is only one lane available from Matapihi Road to Girven Road at the Bayfair roundabout. A new work zone has been created in the middle of the intersection to construct the new roundabout.

Waka Kotahi thanks drivers, local residents, businesses and Bayfair Shopping Centre for their patience as we continue to progress the Bay Link project. 

Bay Link project page