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Planned closure for major roadworks on SH36 between Rotorua and Tauranga

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A section of State Highway 36 Tauranga Direct Rd is expected to be closed for five nights from Sunday 30 September while the road is dug up and resealed.

The work will take place in the Mangorewa Gorge, approximately 1–2km south of Te Matai Rd.

The recommended detour route is via The Tauranga Eastern Link and State Highway 33 or the Te Puke Highway (a free route) and State Highway 33.

The closure is scheduled each night from Sunday 30 September to Friday 5 October 2018 for the hours of 8pm to 5am each night. The Friday 5 October closure is expected to end at 5am.

NZTA Bay of Plenty Transport System Manager, Rob Campbell, says this essential work will strengthen the road and provide a safe surface for all users in this windy and steep environment.

He says the agency would like to thank people in advance for their patience.

The work is weather dependent and may need to be moved to another date.

People can stay up to date by checking the NZTA website, social media or by calling 0800 4 HIGHWAYS.

 

To stay updated:

 20180926 sh36 planned closure

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