Saturday January 23 will be a busy day idea for the city's roads.
Record numbers of athletes are expected to take part in the iconic Mount Festival of Multisport this summer.
It’s also the first time that Tauranga Half participants will have the opportunity to complete the cycle leg of the race on the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road.
Several road closures will be in place for the event. Pilot Bay will be closed from 6am Friday, January 22 and Marine Parade from The Mall to Parton Road will be closed from 4.30am on Saturday, January 23.
Residents and businesses can still access their properties during the event but are asked to plan ahead for travel on January 22 and January 23 or consider using alternative routes if possible as delays are likely.
Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road
The Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road eastbound lanes between Domain Road and Paengaroa will be closed for the cycle leg of the event from 6am to 1pm on Saturday January 23.
For safety reasons, the Toll Road and Paengaroa roundabout will be closed to spectators and traffic management will be in place. The best place to watch the event is along Marine Parade and Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui.
Signage with detour routes will be in place in the days leading up to the event. For up-to-date information on traffic, detours and delays visit the Waka Kotahi journey planner at journeys.nzta.govt.nz.
Mount Festival of Multisport road closure map