Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has announced the preferred site for the roundabout to replace the dangerous intersection of State Highway 1 and State Highway 29 at Piarere. The location will be to the north-west of the existing intersection (see map below).
UPDATE: Due to bad weather, the Hawke’s Bay Expressway works could not be completed in the scheduled time. Because of this, there will be further closures from 9am to 3pm between Tuesday 8 June and Friday 11 June. Details are as follows:
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises minor safety improvement works are underway on State Highway 24 between Stopford Road and Old Te Aroha Road, and on State Highway 25 at Pukepoto, south of Tairua.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising that The Esplanade will be closed at the intersection with State Highway 35/Wainui Road next to Gladstone Road Bridge, from Saturday 5 June while work is underway to formalise the removal of the right-hand turn onto the state highway.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises a short section of State Highway 36 is closed from today (Monday 24 May). People travelling from Rotorua to Ngongotahā, Hamurana and Tauranga will be detoured via State Highway 5 and Western Road.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is set to announce refined safety improvement concepts for key intersections on State Highway 3 between Waitara and Bell Block by August, subject to Waka Kotahi Board approval.