Road contractors across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty state highway network are completing the last renewal sites of the 2021/22 season, which has seen a significant programme of work delivered under testing circumstances.
The closure of the railway crossing at the southern end of State Highway 1B Telephone Road at the intersection with Holland Road will be extended while the long-term future of this intersection is decided.
Road users on State Highway 27 south of Matamata will soon be travelling over the newly constructed Manawapou Bridge across the Mangawhero Stream as construction on the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency project draws to a close.
It will be a busy few weeks on SH1 between Cambridge and Piarere as significant safety improvements get installed near Maungatautari Road. From Tuesday 19 April safety improvement work will run alongside road maintenance activity. Getting the work done concurrently will reduce the disruption to road users.
Mokomoko (indigenous lizards) salvaged from the Takitimu North Link roading project have been relocated to their new permanent home on the maunga, Mauao in Tauranga Moana – giving them a chance to flourish in a new environment.
Bay of Plenty and Waikato travellers can make their Easter and ANZAC weekend journeys safer and a little sweeter by using the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency holiday journey planner (Easter and Anzac weekends 2022) to plan ahead and avoid delays.
A safer connection for people walking, cycling, using scooters and mobility scooters is one step closer with the construction on the new Bayfair underpass progressing well. From 20 April, the underpass will be available to use for people crossing State Highway 2/Maunganui Road walking and cycling; and the current pedestrian crossing will be removed.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is asking people to take care and avoid unnecessary travel from late Tuesday until early Thursday, with Cyclone Fili expected to bring heavy rain and severe gales to the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.