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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua next week – with work restarted for 2021 on the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.

With the majority of work at the Sala Street intersection now complete, motorists should notice less delays on the corridor. Minor delays are still expected, and motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Work sites for the week starting Sunday 31 January

State Highway 30, Sala Street to Hamiora Place – shoulder and/or lane closures will be in place throughout the week as construction of the three-metre-wide shared path continues on the northern side of Te Ngae Road.

Contractors will also be working in the flush median outside the new St John Ambulance Station, constructing a signalised area which will allow ambulances to turn right towards the CBD in an emergency.

  • State Highway 30, Vaughan Road – contractors will be working on the catchpit outside Agrowquip, on the slip road into Vaughan Road.  A shoulder closure will be in place.
  • State Highway 30, Tarawera roundabout – the temporary roundabout layout is in place and the 30km/h speed limit remains at all times.
  • State Highway 30, Marino Road – access from Marino Road into the Tarawera roundabout will be closed until mid-February while contractors complete road reconstruction outside Copeland Lawyers/GJ Gardner.

Vehicles can still enter Marino Road from the roundabout during this time. Access out of Marino Road is via Vaughan Road.

  • State Highway 30, Neil Hunt Park – the shared path is open for use, however some sections are incomplete. Please take care when utilising this area.
  • State Highway 30, Allen Mills to Iles Road – eastbound traffic between Allen Mills and Iles Road are currently using the flush median while contractors construct a second eastbound lane and footpath on this stretch of road. Road surfacing work will also be undertaken in the area this week.

Temporary speed limits of 30km/h or 50km/h will be in place at the above work sites while contractors are on site. Outside work hours the road will operate as normal.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to walk or cycle around all worksites.  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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