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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises multiple worksites will be in place along State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua next week, as part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.

Delays are expected as a result of these works and may be significant at times. Where possible, the most disruptive work will be done at night to reduce the impact on motorists, while other work will require traffic management during the day.

Waka Kotahi reminds motorists to plan for delays, allow extra time for their journeys and take extra care when travelling through work sites to ensure the safety of themselves, other road users and road workers.

Delays may be increased during this week as a result of school holiday-related traffic and the additional traffic volumes witnessed since the move to Alert Level One.

  • State Highway 30, Sala Street – traffic on SH30 may experience delays as work takes place at the intersection of Te Ngae Road and Sala Street.
    Contractors will be continuing work on the new city-bound slip lane on Sala Street. At all times northbound traffic on Sala Street will be down to one lane at the Sala Street/Te Ngae Road intersection.
    Westbound traffic on Te Ngae Road may be down to one lane outside peak hours.  Delays may be experienced during these periods.
  • State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge – traffic on SH30 may experience delays as work takes place to install new services on the Puarenga Bridge.
    Eastbound traffic will be down to one lane for a total of two days from 9am to 3pm, between Tuesday and Friday, while the new services are installed.
  • State Highway 30, Repco – a shoulder closure will be in place on SH30 outside Repco at all times while service installation and retaining wall works are completed.
  • State Highway 30, Neil Hunt Park – a shoulder and footpath closure will be in place on SH30 outside Neil Hunt Park between 7.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, while retaining wall works are completed.
  • State Highway 30, Allen Mills – Iles – a lane diversion and footpath closure will be in place on SH30 between Allen Mills Road and Iles Road at all times while service related work and pavement construction is completed.
    Contractors will be installing stormwater services and commencing earthworks for the new pavement.  Eastbound traffic will utilise the flush median to drive around the site.

A temporary speed limit of 30km/h will be in place at the above work sites while contractors are on site – excluding the shoulder closures outside Repco and Neil Hunt Park. Outside of work hours the road will operate as normal.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to walk or cycle around all worksites, though we recommend using the footpath on the northern side of Te Ngae Road, as sections of the footpath on the southern side have been removed outside Neil Hunt Park and the Redwoods Park. Where required, staff can assist pedestrians past the site safely.

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed.  

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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