Tolls on the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road on State Highway 2 will increase on 1 March by 10 cents to $2.10 for cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles, and by 20 cents to $5.20 for heavy commercial vehicles.
Tolls on the Takitimu Drive Toll Road on State Highway 29 will increase on 1 March by 10 cents to $1.90 for cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles, and by 20 cents to $5.00 for heavy commercial vehicles.
NZ Transport Agency Regional Transport Systems Manager Rob Campbell says the toll increase has been kept to a minimum and is necessary to respond to inflation and ensure the toll road remains on track to repay debt as planned.
“The legislation covering the toll road allows for the tolls to be annually adjusted in line with increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This is the first toll increase since 2015,” says Mr Campbell.
The Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road is a 15km section of SH2 between Paengaroa and Pāpāmoa, which provides road users a shorter, quicker option to its free alternative the Te Puke Highway through Te Puke.
The Takitimu Drive Toll Road, formerly known as Route K Toll Road, is a 5km road that bypasses the Tauranga city centre and takes traffic from SH29 to SH2 in the direction of the Port of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. The alternative routes are via Cameron Road or Cambridge/Moffat Roads.
Further information on tolling is available at nzta.govt.nz/tollroads(external link)