A road detour around the Te Puna roundabout construction zone begins today, to give construction teams better access to the site.
Removing southbound light vehicles from the site will give the construction team better access and allow them to seal the road more quickly, says the NZ Transport Agency today.
The detour trial begins today and could be in place for three to four weeks, but the Transport Agency will monitor the results and may remove or extend it if necessary.
While cars will use the diversion, heavy vehicles will still need to use the state highway route.
“Te Puna shops and the local area, including bus stops, can still be accessed while the detour is in place,” says the NZTA.
“The new two-lane new roundabout will replace the Te Puna/Minden Road intersection, significantly improving safety for motorists travelling on the route.”
The route for southbound traffic is; left into Snodgrass Road, right onto Borell Road, right into te Puna Road and left onto SH2.
Heavy trucks will continue to use SH2, where they will be stacked in lane behind traffic managment trucks.