Waka Kotahi contractors will continue working throughout the winter months as ongoing wet weather is having a significant impact on the state highway network across New Zealand, including in the Bay of Plenty region.
Works to resurface State Highway 2 between the Wairoa River Bridge and Bethlehem hit an unexpected issue early this morning (Thursday 25 May 2023), when an asphalt paver suffered a mechanical failure at the worksite.
Further work is required to complete the Glenview bus hub on State Highway 3 Ōhaupō Road in Hamilton so that it can better serve all members of the community when the new Comet bus timetable begins in July.
Winter has arrived in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty with temperatures dropping considerably over the past week. Road contractors across the state highway network are completing the last renewal sites of the 2022/23 season, which has seen a significant programme of work delivered under testing circumstances.
Waka Kotahi is reminding people travelling through the SH30/33 Te Ngae Junction that new traffic management will be in place from Monday 22 May so that the next stage of roundabout construction can begin.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that essential safety work is scheduled to take place on the ramps of the State Highway 1 (SH1) Hampton Downs Interchange between the end of May and the middle of June.