Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising of night works planned on State Highway 2 (SH2) near the Bayfair roundabout for three weeks starting Monday 26 September.
Works are scheduled to take place overnight (Sundays to Thursdays) between Monday 26 September and Thursday 13 October 2022. This work is being undertaken at night when traffic levels are lowest to avoid greater delays during weekday peak hours. While this work is underway, people can expect overnight lane closures. There will also be a partial closure of the Bayfair roundabout and signposted detour in the area on specific dates. Minor delays are expected.
This temporary traffic management is required to enable road workers to safely prepare for, and pour, concrete barriers around the retaining walls of the northern ramp of the Bayfair flyover as part of the Bay Link project. It includes removing temporary barriers around the ramp, preparing a work area along the base of the retaining walls, pouring permanent concrete barriers, backfilling behind the barriers and reinstating temporary barriers.
This work is currently scheduled as follows:
This scheduled work is weather-dependent. If it is delayed because of weather or other unforeseen issues, it will be carried out during the next suitable shifts.
There will be single lane closures on SH2/Maunganui Road and on the approaches to Bayfair roundabout while these shifts are underway.
In addition, during the night shifts from Monday 3 October to Thursday 6 October (from approximately 7pm to 6am each night, nights only), there will be a partial closure of the Bayfair roundabout between Matapihi Road and Girven Road. Road users travelling from Matapihi Road towards Girven Road or Pāpāmoa/TEL, and from TEL/Pāpāmoa towards Girven Road will need to follow a signposted detour via SH2/Maunganui Road northbound, the Golf Road roundabout and SH2/Maunganui Road southbound.
People are advised to expect minor delays around the Bayfair roundabout while this work is underway and encouraged to take extra care and follow traffic management signs through the work site for the safety of all road users and road workers.
Once the Bayfair flyover is complete, it will improve safety and accessibility and transform how people move through the area. Similar to the Hewletts Road flyover, there will be a lane in each direction, separating heavy vehicles heading to the Port from local traffic. In addition to the flyover lanes, there will be two ground level lanes either side of the flyover for local traffic.
Separating state highway from local traffic will create a safer environment for everyone. The new flyover, which will take SH2 traffic over the Bayfair roundabout, is expected to open in autumn 2023.
Waka Kotahi thanks drivers, local residents, businesses and Bayfair Shopping Centre for their patience as we continue to progress the Bay Link project.