Delays are expected in the Maungatapu area this weekend as tree removal and maintenance work takes place.
The State Highway 29A on-ramp near the Maungatapu roundabout will be closed between 8.30am-3.30pm Saturday and Sunday, when work to remove the trees will be undertaken.
Eastbound traffic are encouraged to seek an alternative route, says the Waka Kotahi Transport Agency.
“In addition to the on-ramp closure, there will be a lane closure through the Hairini and Maungatapu roundabouts to ensure that cars follow the correct lanes to avoid the SH29A on-ramp.
“Works are planned for the weekend to minimise the impact on traffic and motorists are advised to expect delays in the area and are encouraged to allow extra time for travel, use alternative routes, or plan travel for outside these times.
“Contractors will be actively working to minimise delays as much as possible.”
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to take extra care, reduce your speed and follow directions of traffic management staff and signage.
In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed.
SH29A MAUNGATAPU - CLOSED EASTBOUND - SAT/SUN— Waka Kotahi NZTA Waikato/BoP (@WakaKotahiWaiBP) June 17, 2021
Due to tree felling the eastbound #SH29A on-ramp from Maungatapu roundabout in Tauranga will be closed 8.30am-3.30pm on both Sat & Sun (19-20 Jun). Expect delays in the area with detour via Maungatapu Rd: https://t.co/1OB6RRWn6b ^TP pic.twitter.com/bxAUbg1LjL