The NZ Transport Agency says work to make some safety improvement changes to the roundabouts on either side of the Horotiu Interchange Bridge will start next Monday (28 April) and continue for a week.
The work involves changing the road layout by extending the median island to the roundabouts on either side of the Horotiu Bridge to improve safety. The layout change will force drivers to cross the bridge if they intend to head back in the direction they came from. This will reduce confusion and prevent drivers from making an incorrect “wrong way” entry onto the exit ramps.
The interchange will remain open throughout the works, but with a manual stop/go traffic operation in place to direct motorists through a single lane. A temporary speed restriction of 30km/h will also be in place through the interchange.
Travel disruption is expected to be minimal with the work starting at 8.00am and expected to finish at 5.00pm each day. The work is completely weather dependant, so if conditions are less than favourable it will be moved to the next suitable day.
Signage and road markings will be installed to provide information to motorists of the new road layout.
The Transport Agency appreciates these works may cause some inconvenience and thanks motorists for their patience.
For up-to-date state highway travel information visit www.highwayinfo.govt.nz(external link) or phone the Transport Agency's 0800 4 HIGHWAYS information line to get the latest updates or to report incidents or hazards on the state highways. Alternatively you can sign-up via www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link) to receive free email alerts designed to inform you before you start your journey about notable incidents, road conditions or roadwork’s on the state highway network.
For more information please contact:
Waikato and Bay of Plenty region
T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 021 67217