Work to increase safety and help improve traffic flow at peak times at the State Highway 30 Owhata roundabout is due to begin next week.
The NZ Transport Agency is making changes to the roundabout on Te Ngae Road which include the installation of a straight-through lane for city-bound traffic, as well as widening the existing shared path and cycleway.
Approximately 100m either side of the roundabout will be widened to accommodate the extra lane.
Contractors are scheduled to begin work on-site on Monday 4 March with the project expected to take about two months to complete.
During this time, speed restrictions will be in place at throughout the construction period, and a stop/go traffic management will be required during some phases of the work. Motorists are being warned to expect some delays, particularly during peak times as work takes place.
The work at Owhata roundabout is the first step in planned improvements along Te Ngae Road and is part of a wider, long term programme of work in Rotorua to help improve safety, access and journey times for residents and visitors.
For more information visit www.nzta.govt.nz/owhataroundabout(external link)
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