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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, as part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.

Minor delays are expected and motorists are advised to plan for these delays and allow extra time for their journeys.

Work sites for the week starting Sunday 14 February

  • State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge Underpass – the underpass under Te Ngae Road at the Puarenga Stream will be closed for approximately seven weeks from Monday 15 February for improvements. The alternative route across Te Ngae Road is via the new pedestrian crossing at the Sala Street/Te Ngae Road intersection. 
  • State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge – a lane closure will be in place for eastbound traffic during off-peak periods, to allow contractors to remove the existing median island on the Puarenga Bridge.

A narrower median island will be constructed in its place. Delays are expected while this work takes place.

  • 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 continue 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 in the median at the intersection of Te Ngae Road and Vaughan Road.  Traffic management will be in place at the intersection, and vehicles entering Vaughan Road will have reduced lane width.
  • State Highway 30, Tarawera Roundabout – a new temporary roundabout layout is in place. Contractors will now be working outside the Good Eastern on both Te Ngae Road and Tarawera Road, completing stormwater improvements and constructing the new road layers.
  • State Highway 30, Allen Mills to Iles Road – eastbound traffic between Allen Mills and Iles Road is currently utilising the flush median while contractors complete road and footpath construction along this stretch of road. This work will result in a second eastbound lane.

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