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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises chipsealing works will continue on the Eastern Bay of Plenty network next week in multiple locations on State Highway 30 in the Rotorua District.

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.

The works comprise of eight chipseal sites on State Highway 30, between the State Highway 1 intersection at Ātiamuri and State Highway 5 intersection and will take place between 7am and 5pm.

The sites will operate under Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed limit in place during the work.

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

Motorists are advised to expect delays of up to 15 minutes the day after works.

For 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 of 50km/h while vehicles travel over the seal and help “bed in” the chip and to reduce the risk of chip damaging windscreens. The site is then 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).

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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