Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to plan for delays when travelling along State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road in Rotorua next week.
Multiple worksites will be in place along SH30, between Sala Street and Iles Road, as part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.
Delays are expected as a result of these works and may be significant at times. Contractors are working to minimise the effects of the works on motorists and VMS boards have been installed along the corridor to display estimated travel times.
During the school holidays, ongoing work at the Sala Street intersection created delays of up to 20 minutes at times. Next week contractors will review how the traffic performs when school returns and, if required, may make changes to traffic management to help reduce delays.
Motorists are reminded to plan for delays, allow extra time for their journeys and, where possible, consider alternative routes.
Contractors will also be upgrading the traffic signals at this intersection.
A temporary speed limit of 30km/h will be in place at the above work sites while contractors are on site – excluding the work outside Repco, Neil Hunt Park and the Redwoods. Outside of work hours the road will operate as normal.
Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to walk or cycle around all worksites. Where required, staff can assist pedestrians past the site safely.
In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may need to be postponed.
Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.