Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises multiple worksites will be in place along State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road between Sala Street and Iles Road, and from Iles Road to Fenton Street on State Highway 30A, in Rotorua next week.
Delays are expected as a result of these works. Where possible, the most disruptive work will be done at night to reduce the impact on motorists, while other work will require traffic management during the day.
Waka Kotahi reminds motorists to plan for delays, allow extra time for their journeys and take extra care when travelling through work sites to ensure the safety of themselves, other road users and road workers.
Contractors will be relocating stormwater assets on the eastbound side of the road (outside Puarenga Park). Traffic may be down to one lane outside peak hours from Monday 3 August at 9am to Friday 7 August at 3pm.
Contractors will also be completing traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Sala Street and Te Ngae Road as well as commencing work on the new city-bound slip lane on Sala Street.
Contractors are completing the construction of a service trench in the road shoulder.
A temporary speed limit of 30km/h will be in place at the above work sites while contractors are on site – excluding the shoulder closures outside Repco and Neil Hunt Park. Outside of work hours the road will operate as normal.
Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to walk or cycle around all worksites, though we recommend using the footpath on the northern side of Te Ngae Road, as sections of the footpath on the southern side has been removed outside Neil Hunt Park and the Redwoods Park. Where required, staff can assist pedestrians past the site safely.
In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed.
Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.
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