Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises chipsealing and resurfacing works will take place on State Highway 2, State Highway 29 and State Highway 36 around the Western Bay of Plenty district next week.
These works are part of the Waka Kotahi road maintenance programme to repair and reseal state highways across the Bay of Plenty to ensure the safety and resilience of the transport network.
Night works will be completed between 7pm and 5am under Stop/Go traffic management and a 30km/h temporary speed limit.
Expect delays of up to 25 minutes for 36 to 48 hours following the work.
For at least 24 hours after the sites are sealed, and before being swept, they continue to operate under a reduced temporary speed limit while vehicles travel over the seal and help “bed in” the chip. This helps reduce the risk of windscreen damage. Sites are then swept, excess chip removed, and the temporary speed limit remains in place until line marking is reinstated (within 48 hours, weather dependent).
Motorists are asked to take extra care when travelling through the site and follow directions of traffic management staff and signage.
Waka Kotahi is also reminding people of partial overnight closures of SH29 over the Kaimai Range for essential maintenance on the Waikato side, beginning Sunday night and expected to take three weeks. This will coincide with the chipsealing works on SH29 mentioned above. More details can be found here:
In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed.
Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.
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