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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 the Rotorua and Ōpōtiki 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 – Pikowai to Matatā
  • State Highway 2 – Waioeka Gorge
  • State Highway 35 – Maraenui, Whitianga Bay, Te Kaha, Waihau Bay

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 7pm-6am, on the nights of Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 April.

  • 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 and completed work:

  • SH2 Bridge Street, Edgecumbe

    Road repair work will begin on Monday 12 April between Rata Ave and Tawa Street, for 3 weeks.
    Work will take place between 7.00am and 6.00pm from Monday to Friday.
    Stop/Go traffic control will be in place, with a 30km/h temporary speed limit.

  • SH30 Horohoro and Ātiamuri

    One road reconstruction site remains live on SH30, with three other sites completed.
    The site is between the SH30/SH1 intersection and Humphrey Road. This site is due for completion in mid-April. 

  • SH5 Tarukenga, between Dalbeth Road and Dansey Road

    Road reconstruction work continues along this corridor, with chipsealing continuing through April. This site is due for completion before the end of April.

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 (journeys.nzta.govt.nz(external link)) for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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