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 when travelling.

SH29A Maungatapu roundabout

Lane closures will be in place to allow for the construction of a temporary access road to Hammond Street. The lane closures will occur intermittently between 9.00am to 4.00pm daily. Access to Hammond Street from Welcome Bay Road is now closed until construction of the underpass is completed. The temporary access to Hammond Street is from SH29A.

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. This work is expected to continue through to late December.

SH2 Tauranga to Waihi  - safety works

Lane closures with speed restrictions will be in place on several sites along SH2, as a $5 million safety improvement programme continues. The work is expected to be completed by the end of October.

SH29 Kaimai Range–weather activated speed sign trial

Speed restrictions with lane closures will be in place along SH29 this month as work on the weather activated speed sign trial continues.


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 link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.