The Domain Road roundabout will open to traffic in its final form next month, marking another milestone for the Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) project.
From Monday February 2, the temporary traffic configuration in place on the roundabout will change permanently, opening two lanes up to Tauranga-bound traffic travelling from Domain Road and Tara Road in Papamoa.
The NZ Transport Agency says work to prepare for the change starts on Wednesday January 28.
Motorists are advised to drive with care and expect changes in the area whilst this work is carried out and the traffic management is in place.
On Wednesday January 28 the lane markings approaching the roundabout from Tauranga (eastbound) will be changed - Papamoa and Te Puke-bound traffic will be moved into separate lanes. The existing lane arrows and roundabout markings will be altered to allow for these changes.
Between Wednesday January 28 and Sunday February 1, the current roundabout configuration will remain in place, however work will be occurring next to to the roundabout in preparation for the changes.
The SH2 slip lane from Te Puke to Tauranga will be closed at various times during the day while this work is being carried out and traffic will be perted through the roundabout.
From 6.00pm on Sunday February 1, major works will be carried out at the roundabout and by 6.00am on Monday morning the new roundabout will be opened to traffic (see attached map).
This work is weather dependent, and if delayed will be undertaken on the next suitable day.
The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience and on-going co-operation while construction on the TEL project continues.
Keep up-to-date with developments at www.nzta.govt.nz/tel(external link)
Update: Friday 30 January 2015, 10:48am
On Monday February 2, the new State Highway 2 / Domain Road roundabout will be in operation, as part of the Tauranga Eastern Link.
From today (JAN 30) temporary traffic management will be in place as a variety of construction activities get underway in the area to prepare the new roundabout.
Some minor delays may be experienced over the weekend and on Monday morning and motorists are asked to allow extra time for their journey and to take care when travelling through the area.
Please note this work is very weather dependent and may change to the next suitable day.
The NZ Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience.
For more information please contact:
Waikato / Bay of Plenty Media Manager
T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413