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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises chipsealing work will continue around the Western Bay of Plenty district next week. 

These works are part of the Waka Kotahi road maintenance programme to repair and reseal state highways across the Bay of Plenty to ensure the safety and resilience of the transport network. Night works will be completed between 7pm and 5am under Stop/Go traffic management and a 30km/h temporary speed limit.

Expect delays of up to 30 minutes for 36 to 48 hours following the work.

State Highway 2 (near Paengaroa):

  • Sunday 28 November – between Wilson Road North and Mends Lane

State Highway 36 (near TECT Park):

  • Monday 29 November – between Mangatoi Road and Ngawaro Road

A reminder of the night works along SH2 between Waihī and Tauranga:

  • Tuesday 30 November – between Barrett Road and Munro Road
  • Wednesday 1 December – between Old Tauranga Road and Mathers Road
  • Thursday 2 December and Sunday 5 December – between Wainui South Road and Pahoia Road

Night closures on State Highway 29 over the Kaimai Range:

  • From 8pm to 5.30am from Sunday to Friday and will be from the intersections with State Highway 24 and State Highway 28 at Te Poi on the Waikato side, through to the intersection of SH29 and Cambridge Road on the Bay of Plenty side.
  • During the periods when SH29 is closed there will be two 3-1/2 hour windows to allow traffic to pass through in one direction only:
    • 8pm to 9pm – SH29 will be fully closed to all traffic while the site is being set up.
    • 9pm to 12.30 am – SH29 will be open to traffic travelling from the east (Bay of Plenty) to the west (Waikato).
    • 12.30am to 1am – a full road closure will be in place to allow for the change of traffic direction.
    • 1am to 4.30am – SH29 will be open to traffic travelling from the west (Waikato) to the east (Bay of Plenty).

For at least 24 hours after the sites are sealed, and before being swept, they continue 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. Sites are then swept, excess chip removed, and the temporary speed limit remains in place until line marking is reinstated (within 48 hours, weather dependent).

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(external link)

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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