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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises road reconstruction works will get underway on State Highway 5 in Reporoa, south of Rotorua, next week, and works to repair an unstable section of embankment at Houpoto on State Highway 35 continue next week.

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. 

Road reconstruction works on SH5, Reporoa

Work to repair a section of SH5 in Reporoa, between Reporoa Road and Wharepapa Road will commence on Tuesday 26 October.

These works will take place between 6.30am – 6.30pm and are required to strengthen and rebuild this section of road to ensure safety and resilience.

The road will operate under Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed limit in place during the day, and traffic signals overnight when appropriate. Motorists are advised to expect minor delays and allow additional time for their journeys or consider an alternate route.

SH35, Houpoto

Works to repair an unstable section of embankment at Houpoto, approximately three kilometres west of Maraenui Pa Road on SH35 are underway and are expected to be completed in mid-December 2021.  

Temporary traffic management is in place including a 30km/h temporary speed limit. Stop/Go traffic management will be in place from 7am – 5pm and traffic lights in place overnight from 5pm – 7am, Monday to Friday. 

Due to site constraints, Waka Kotahi encourages operators of over-width vehicles to get in touch to ensure their vehicles can pass through the site safely. They can contact bopcorrespondence@nzta.govt.nz for more information.

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.

Waka Kotahi Journey Planner (external link)

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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