State Highway 1 between Taupō and Turangi will be fully closed between 8.30am and 4pm on Tuesday 3 October and Wednesday 4 October for the recovery of a truck trailer, which rolled down the bank at Te Pōporo, Bulli Point next to Lake Taupō on Tuesday.
New traffic lights at the intersection of State Highway 1C Cobham Drive and Cambridge Road are expected to be switched on early next week signalling the completion of the project to improve congestion in this busy neighbourhood.
A spate of wild weather has put the brakes on road rebuilding and resealing, as contractors have turned their attention to removing slips and ensuring a safe passage for road users across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
The final phase at the Bayfair roundabout is underway, involving reconstructing the ground-level roads leading into and away from the Bayfair roundabout to bring them up to standards required across the project.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency contractors have been working hard to clear multiple slips and fallen trees that blocked highways in the eastern Bay of Plenty and have successfully managed to restore or improve access in most areas.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is doing a lot of work along a stretch of State Highway 1 in the Waikato to deliver benefits to both road users and the local community, while ensuring that everyone can keep moving at the same time.
As time marches on towards October, a greater number of road renewal crews are setting out on their quest to complete the significant programme to be completed across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region this summer.
The intersection of State Highway 3 and Raynes Road has been made safer for all road users by the installation of an Intersection Speed Zone. This will be in place until longer-term safety improvements, including a roundabout, raised safety platform and improved cycling facilities are built.