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Plan ahead when travelling in the Bay of Plenty


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 continues.

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.

SH36 Rotorua to Tauranga

Speed restrictions will be in place on several sites along this route this month to allow workers to install fibre optic cables.  Drivers should allow an extra five minutes travel time.  This work is expected to continue through to late December.

SH2 Tauranga to Waihi  - safety works

Stop/go traffic management, lane changes and speed restrictions will be in place on SH2 between Tauranga and Waihi next week, as a $5 million safety improvement programme continues. Contractors will be working on up to 10 sites and drivers are advised to allow an extra 10 minutes when travelling on this route. The work is expected to be completed by the end of October.

SH29 Kaimai Range–weather activated speed sign trial and road work

Speed restrictions, stop/go traffic management and lane closures will be in place along SH29 this month as work on the weather activated speed sign trial and road maintenance continues.

Motorists are advised to allow an extra 10 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 link)

People travelling around the Bay of Plenty region can go to 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 call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.