Weather activated signs reinstalled on SH29

The Weather Activated Variable Speed Limit signs on the Kaimai Range SH29 are back up and running.  The signs were temporarily shut down because of vandalism - a number of batteries, storage cabinets and cameras were stolen or tampered with last...... Read More

Waioeka Gorge SH2 to remain closed

State Highway Two through Waioeka Gorge will remain closed until further notice following a significant slip located between Waiata Rd and Wairata Rd. This means road users travelling between Gisborne and Opotiki will need to use an alternative route. “Contractors...... Read More

No access to Turret Road via Hairini Street

Drivers who use the end of Hairini Street to get onto Turret Road will now have several minutes added to their morning commute, while the end of Hairini Street is temporarily closed.  Tauranga City Council and the NZ Transport Agency...... Read More

Construction begins for Harington Transport Hub

The sod has officially been turned and construction has begun for a new state of the art Transport hub in Harington Street. Construction of the site began Tuesday after a small opening ceremony which has been witnessed by local kaumatua, city...... Read More

MPs trade blows over four-lane highway

‘Weak’ is the word Phil Twyford has used to described a petition delivered to parliament calling on the Government to commit a continuous four-lane highway stretching from Tauranga to Katikati. “National spent nine years neglecting...... Read More

Countdown to Maungatapu underpass opening

The Maungatapu underpass project will reach a major milestone when the underpass opens to traffic this month. Its official open date is Friday June 22. The 120m-long underpass is a two-lane link underneath the Maungatapu roundabout. A temporary 50km/h...... Read More

Caved in road to remain closed for several days

A road in Waihi will remain closed for several days after a large tomo, which caved in underneath the road last night, leaving a hole about 1.8m wide at the surface and extending 4m - 5m deep under the road. The tomo was discovered by a local contractor...... Read More

Bay councils consider fuel tax

Three Bay of Plenty councils are among 14 throughout the country who are considering regional fuel taxes similar to the 11.5 cent per litre one in Auckland. Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty Council have...... Read More

Community concerns help shape BOP roads

Community concerns about the priority given to a number of significant roading projects in the Bay of Plenty are being heard across regional and national levels. The roads at the centre of debate include State Highway 2, between Te Puna and Omokoroa,...... Read More

Bayfair bus stop closure

The bus stop at Bayfair Shopping Centre will close on Wednesday. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council says the closure will affect numerous Bayhopper routes as well as services to and from Rotorua, Whakatāne and Te Puke. The new Farm St interchange...... Read More

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