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Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga roadworks for the week beginning Sun 21 Nov

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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.

Asphalt resurfacing on State Highway 2

  • Sunday 21 and Monday 22 November
    Night work will take place between Mirrielees Road and the Tauranga Harbour Marina in the eastbound lanes between 7pm and 5am, finishing 5am Tuesday morning.
    One lane will be open during working hours, with a 50km/h temporary speed limit in place.
    Both lanes will be open between 5am and 7pm under a 50km/h temporary speed limit.
  • Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 November
    Night work will take place between Tasman Quay and the Tauranga Harbour Marina, in both directions.
    Work will be between 7pm and 5am, finishing 5am Friday morning.
    One lane will be open during working hours, with a 50km/h temporary speed limit.
    Both lanes will be open between 5am and 7pm under a 50km/h temporary speed limit.

Chipsealing on State Highway 2, State Highway 29 and State Highway 36

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).

  • Sunday 21 November and Monday 22 November
    State Highway 36 Pyes Pa, between Taumata Road and Oropi Road
    State Highway 29, between Poripori Road and McLaren Falls Road
  • Tuesday 23 November
    State Highway 29, between McLaren Falls Road and Soldiers Road
    State Highway 36 Pyes Pa, between Williams Road and Oropi Gorge Road
  • Wednesday 24 November
    State Highway 29, between Soldiers Road and Valley View Road
  • Thursday 25 November
    State Highway 2, between Wilson Road North and Mends Lane
  • Friday 26 November
    State Highway 2, Barrett Road to Munro Road
    State Highway 36 Pyes Pa, between Joyce Road and Oropi Gorge Road.

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:

SH29 Kaimai Range partial overnight closure from Sun 21 November

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.

Journey Planner(external link)

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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