Butter Factory Corner's reputation as a difficult and high risk intersection is set to become a thing of the past, with the NZ Transport Agency kicking off construction on a safety makeover for the State Highway 1 (SH1)/Alabama Road junction in Blenheim.
Motorists are advised to use alternative routes to and from Mount Maunganui and Papamoa as State Highway 29 near the Maungatapu Bridge will be closed at 11am this morning, says the NZ Transport Agency.
State Highway 29 is closed near the Maungatapu Bridge after a crash earlier this evening, the NZ Transport Agency says detours options are Hewletts Road and across the Harbour Bridge or Welcome Bay Road.
The NZ Transport Agency is welcoming today's announcement by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee that the introduction of vehicle inspection changes, agreed to by Cabinet in January this year, will be introduced in two stages beginning in January 2014.
Motorists are advised that as part of the NZ Transport Agency’s (NZTA) Tauranga Eastern Link project, there will be traffic changes taking place along State Highway 2 at Te Maunga near the Bay Park stadium.
A major upgrade to the Saddle Road to improve its resilience and safety is one step closer following the completion of investigations and final agreement over how the project will be funded and delivered.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 16 August.