The completion of the NZ Transport Agency's Piarere to Oak Tree Bends Realignment project between the SH1/SH29 intersection at Piarere and Tirau township was celebrated with an official ribbon cutting earlier today.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is reminding drivers that changes to New Zealand's road rules - including a ban on the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving - come into force in less than three weeks' time.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) advises that restricted opening hours will be in place for one more week on State Highway 36 between Tauranga and Rotorua, and the highway will return to full 24-hour operation from Monday October 19.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 8pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday 9 October.