Motorists are advised that as part of the NZ Transport Agency’s (NZTA) Tauranga Eastern Link project (TEL), there will be traffic changes taking place along State Highway 2 at Te Maunga over the next few weeks.
These traffic changes are required to allow construction to start on the Tauranga Eastern Link’s southbound lanes and to complete the new residential access road, Te Maunga Lane.
The first stage will be the closure of the State Highway 2 southbound slip lane at the Te Maunga roundabout on the morning of Sunday 28 July, with traffic diverted through the roundabout. The slip lane will be re opened when the new southbound lanes are completed later in 2013.
The second stage of the traffic changes will occur a week later on Monday 5 August when all north and south bound State Highway 2 traffic at Te Maunga is moved on to the new section of road (approximately 1km in length) adjacent to the railway.
The new residential access lanes, Te Maunga Lane and Oceandowns Way, will also be opened on Monday 5 August as residents’ access onto State Highway 2 will be permanently closed. Access to these properties will be from either Gloucester Road or Eversham Road. All residents, visitors and service vehicles will be required to use the new access lanes.
Motorists are advised to drive with care and to expect minor delays as traffic will be getting used to the new road layout. This work is weather dependent, and if wet, the work will be undertaken on the next suitable day.
The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience and ongoing cooperation while construction on the Tauranga Eastern Link project continues.
Keep up-to-date with developments at www.nzta.govt.nz/tel(external link)