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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising of night-time chipsealing work at various locations on State Highway 36 next week.

From 7pm Tuesday 16 November until 5am Wednesday 17 November, contractors will be working in the southbound lanes between the State Highway 29/State Highway 29A roundabout and the SH36/Taurikura Drive/Lakes Boulevard roundabout. There will be lane closures for southbound traffic, with one lane remaining open at all times and a temporary speed limit of 30km/h in place.

Motorists are advised to expect delays of up to 30 minutes and to allow additional time for travel in this area.

Tuesday night will also see work between the SH36/Pyes Pa Road roundabout and Keenan Road from 7pm to 5am (Wednesday morning). Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed limit will be in place.

On Thursday 18 November, contractors will be working on SH36 between Keenan Road and Joyce Road. Stop/Go traffic management and a 30km/h temporary speed limit will be in place between 7pm and 5am Friday 19 November for a length of about 1.1km.

Motorists should follow the relevant temporary speed limits to ensure the safety of other road users, road workers and themselves, and to avoid damaging their vehicles.

For 24 to 48 hours after a site is sealed, and before final sweeping of loose chip, it continues to operate under a reduced temporary speed limit while vehicles travel over the seal and help “bed in” the chip. This helps reduce the risk of windscreen damage. After 48 hours the Sites are given a final sweep, excess chip removed, the temporary speed limits are removed and line marking is reinstated (work is weather dependent).

People are encouraged to visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, delays, road closures and detours before they head off.

Journey Planner website(external link)

These works are part of the Waka Kotahi spring/summer road maintenance programme, which will see repairs and reseals on state highways across the Bay of Plenty to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network.

Waka Kotahi thanks road users for their patience while we carry out these important works to keep our highways safe.

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