Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists that multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua next week, as part of the Eastern Corridor project.
Contractors will be following strict industry standards provided by Construction Health and Safety NZ (CHASNZ) to ensure the safety of workers and road users. People must maintain safe physical distancing of two metres when walking/cycling near the sites.
Some delays are expected at times, and motorists are advised to plan and allow extra time for their journeys. There may be an increase in pedestrians and cyclists around the site, so please be careful when driving near them.
Work sites for the week starting Sunday 14 November:
- State Highway 30, Sala Street to Vaughan Road: The footpath on the northern side remains closed as contractors construct the fence and complete landscaping works in this area. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times. Shoulder closures may be in place during off-peak times.
- State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge underpass: The Puarenga Bridge underpass is open with pedestrians and cyclists advised to take care as contractors continue with landscaping works through this area.
- State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge shared footpath: Contractors continue to connect the shared footpaths on either side of Puarenga Bridge. This work will require shoulder closures in both directions and is not expected to cause delays.
- State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge: Contractors will be installing guardrails on both sides of the Puarenga Bridge. This work will require shoulder closures in both directions and is not expected to cause delays.
Contractors will be pouring concrete for the footpath on the northern side of the bridge later this week. This will require an eastbound off-peak lane closure which may cause moderate delays. The northern side of the bridge remains closed to pedestrians with a detour in place.
- State Highway 30, east of Puarenga Bridge to Tarawera Road: Contractors continue with landscaping on the southern side berms of SH30/Te Ngae Road between Tarawera Road intersection and Puarenga Bridge. Lane closures in both directions will be in place during off-peak times which may cause moderate delays.
- State Highway 30, Tarawera intersection: Landscaping and concrete works in the centre median east of the Tarawera Road intersection continue. This work will require westbound (heading towards town) lane closures which may cause moderate delays.
- State Highway30, Marino Road: Contractors continue work on the footpath and seating area at the corner of Marino Road. This work will require eastbound off-peak lane closures which may cause minor delays.
- Tarawera Road: Contractors will continue to install the new watermain between the Redwoods Centre entrance and Awatea Terrace. A shoulder closure will be in place with a temporary reduced speed limit of 30km/h. This is not expected to cause any delays.
- State Highway 30, Allen Mills Road to Anytime Fitness: Concrete works in the centre median and footpath works will continue in this area. This work will require east and westbound lane closures during off-peak times which may cause moderate delays.
- State Highway 30, Allen Mills Road to Iles Road: Contractors continue work on the guardrail and rain garden on the northern side of SH30/Te Ngae Road. This work requires eastbound lane closures during off-peak hours, which may cause moderate delays. Contractors continue with landscaping and concrete works in the centre median, which requires both eastbound and westbound right-hand lane closures and may cause moderate delays. The installation of street lights on the southern side of SH30/Te Ngae Road continues, this work will be done under westbound lanes closures and may cause moderate delays.
- State Highway 30, Brent Road, Tumene Drive and Tennyson Drive intersections: Works continue on the three raised safety platforms to improve safety for all users. Lane closures and detours may be in place on Tennyson Drive with stop/go traffic management which may cause significant delays.
Temporary speed limits of 30km/h or 50km/h are in place for everyone’s safety at the above work sites, including when workers are off-site.
Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to use the signalised crossings at Sala Street, Iles Road, and Tarawera Road.
In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed.
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