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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises resurfacing works will take place at five sites in and around Rotorua during the week beginning Sunday 8 March.

Work will be undertaken at night to reduce the impact on motorists and will require traffic management during the day. Delays are expected and motorists are asked to drive with caution.

Full or partial road closures 

  • State Highway 5, Devon Street roundabout – SH5 Old Taupo Road will be closed at the Devon Street roundabout between 6pm and 6am from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 March.

    A detour will be in place, with northbound traffic turning from State Highway 30 Hemo Road onto Fenton Street, Malfroy Road and onto SH5. Southbound traffic should take the same detour in reverse.

    Heavy vehicles will need to turn from SH30 onto Sala Street, State Highway 30A, and onto State Highway 5. 

  • State Highway 30A and Ranolf Street intersection – Westbound lanes will be closed between the SH30A and Amohia Street intersection between 6pm and 6am from Sunday 8 March to Tuesday 10 March.

    Westbound lanes will be closed to all traffic, with a detour in place via Amohia Street and Pukuatua Street, before turning back onto SH30A. Heavy vehicles will need to turn from SH30 onto SH30 Sala Street, SH30 Hemo Road and onto SH5 Old Taupo Road.

    Eastbound traffic will remain on SH30A, but access through the site will be reduced to one lane.

Stop/Go traffic management and temporary speed limits 

  • SH5/SH30 intersection – Stop/Go traffic management will be in place between 6pm and 6am on the nights of  Sunday 8 March and Monday 9 March. 
  • SH5 and Springfield Road intersection – Stop/Go traffic management will be in place between 6pm and 6am on the nights of Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 March.
  • SH5 and Dansey Road and Western Road intersections – Stop/Go traffic management will be in place between 6pm and 6am on the night of Thursday 12th March.

There will be temporary speed limits of 30km/hour in place during the works, and 50km/hour outside the overnight work hours.

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work will be postponed. Any changes will be communicated on’s traffic website journeys.nzta.govt.nz(external link).

The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience.

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