Night time road works ahead for Western Bay

Road works will be taking place at night on State Highway 2, State Highway 29 and State Highway 36. Photo: SunLive.

Chipsealing and resurfacing are planned for state highways in the Western Bay of Plenty in the week ahead.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises chipsealing and resurfacing works will take place on State Highway 2, State Highway 29 and State Highway 36.

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.

Asphalt resurfacing on State Highway 2:

  • Sunday November 21 and Monday November 22

Night work will take place between Mirrielees Road and the Tauranga Harbour Marina in the eastbound lanes between 7pm and 5am, finishing 5am Tuesday morning.

One lane will be open during working hours, with a 50km per hour temporary speed limit in place.

Both lanes will be open between 5am and 7pm under a 50km per hour temporary speed limit.

  • Tuesday - Thursday,  November 23 -25

Night work will take place between Tasman Quay and the Tauranga Harbour Marina, in both directions.

Work will be between 7pm and 5am, finishing 5am Friday morning.

One lane will be open during working hours, with a 50km per hour temporary speed limit.

Both lanes will be open between 5am and 7pm under a 50km per hour temporary speed limit.

Chipsealing on State Highway 2, State Highway 29 and State Highway 36:

Night works will be completed between 7pm and 5am under Stop/Go traffic management and a 30km per hour temporary speed limit.

Motorists are advised to expect delays of up to 25 minutes for 36 to 48 hours following the work.

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).

Monday 22 November

State Highway 36 Pyes Pa, between Taumata Road and Oropi Road

State Highway 29, between Poripori Road and McLaren Falls Road

Tuesday 23 November

State Highway 29, between McLaren Falls Road and Soldiers Road

State Highway 36 Pyes Pa, between Williams Road and Oropi Gorge Road

Wednesday 24 November

State Highway 29, between Soldiers Road and Valley View Road

Thursday 25 November

State Highway 2, between Wilson Road North and Mends Lane

Friday 26 November

State Highway 2, Barrett Road to Munro Road

State Highway 36 Pyes Pa, between Joyce Road and Oropi Gorge Road.

Motorists are asked to take extra care when travelling through the site and follow directions of traffic management staff and signage.

Waka Kotahi is also reminding people of partial overnight closures of SH29 over the Kaimai Range for essential maintenance on the Waikato side, beginning Sunday night and expected to take three weeks. This will coincide with the chipsealing works on SH29 mentioned above. More details can be found here: SH29 Kaimai Range partial overnight closure from Sun 21 November

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed.

Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website (journeys.nzta.govt.nz) for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.

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1 Comment

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Posted on 22-11-2021 01:21 | By hexsayer

oh theyre starting? too bloody bad they havent finished SH2. tai ho these road agencies aka waste of taxpayer money. finish 1 thing before you start something else. people complaining about groundswell protestors like waka kotahi doesnt just compound the roads/traffic problem. should work night, day, weekday and weekend to finish these ridiculous projects. fire the useless contractors. the one managing the kaituna river bank needs to be fired. get your machinery off our road its not your caterpillarpark, get the road open. useless stms cant get out of their truck, useless workers stand around doing nothing. why are we paying them. as bad as security gaurds that just sit around all day on their phones.

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