Significant changes to the road layout on State Highway 2 Maunganui Road, near the Bayfair roundabout, are scheduled to take place from this week as part of the Bay Link project.
With work on the five ground improvement sites nearly complete, the focus for the northern end of the project is construction of the underpass and Bayfair flyover.
This next phase involves constructing a temporary road in the middle of the current work zone north of the Bayfair roundabout. Traffic will be moved across to the centre of SH2 / Maunganui Road to allow space for the new cyclist and pedestrian underpass to be constructed either side.
Beginning this week, night works will be carried out to create new lanes and reconfigure the Bayfair roundabout. This is anticipated to take approximately three weeks.
The night works are scheduled to take place as follows:
Please drive with caution through the project site, reduce your speed and follow directions provided. Where possible, please use alternative routes or plan your travel outside of this work.
In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, this work may be moved to the next suitable night/s. Road users are encouraged to visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website(external link) (journeys.nzta.govt.nz) for up to date information.
Waka Kotahi thanks local residents, businesses and motorists for their patience while we undertake this important work.
More information about the project can be found on the Bay Link website: www.nzta.govt.nz/baylink(external link)
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