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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises chip sealing works will take place in multiple locations around Rotorua, Ōpōtiki and Kawerau Districts during the next week

The following sites will operate under Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed limit in place during the work, between the hours of 7am-6pm.

  • State Highway 2 – Waimana Gorge, Kutarere and Tāneatua
  • State Highway 5 – Springfield and Reporoa
  • State Highway 33 – Ōkere Falls and Mourea
  • State Highway 34 – Kawerau
  • State Highway 35 – Toatoa, Omaio, Raukokere and Te Kaha
  • State Highway 36 – Mangorewa Gorge to Ngongotahā

For a period of at least 24 hours after a site has been sealed, and before it is swept, it continues to operate under a reduced temporary speed limit while we allow vehicles to travel over the seal and help “bed in” the chip and to reduce the risk of chip damaging windscreens. Following this, the site is swept, excess chip is removed and the temporary speed limit remains in place until line marking has been reinstated (within 48 hours of the site being sealed, weather dependent).

It is important motorists adhere to the relevant temporary speed limits during these works to avoid damage to their vehicles and ensure their safety and that of other road users and road workers.

Other ongoing work

SH2 Otara, 8km south of Ōpōtiki

Work continues to this section of SH2.The road is operating under Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed limit in place. Works will be completed before the end of March, weather permitting.

SH30 Horohoro and Ātiamuri

Various road reconstruction works between the SH1/SH30 intersection and Nicholson Road continue, with completion due before the end of March, weather permitting. Works taking place between 6am and 6pm. During the construction period, the road will be one lane with a 30km/h temporary speed limit in place and a Stop/Go operation.

Shoulder widening works also continue on SH30 between Bryce Road and the SH5/SH30 intersection. The road is operating under Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed limit in place.

SH5 Tarukenga, between Dalbeth Road and Dansey Road

Road reconstruction work with completion expected at the end of March 2021, with chipsealing works taking place on Saturday 20 March. Stop/Go traffic control is in place with a 30km/hr temporary speed restriction.

These works are part of the Waka Kotahi spring/summer road maintenance programme, which will see repairs and resurfacing carried out on state highways across the Bay of Plenty.

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed. Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.

Journey Planner(external link)

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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