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Road closures to support pipeline construction for Waiāri Water Scheme

Construction of the Waiāri water mains pipeline will mean one day road closures for Welcome Bay Road on Sunday 19 May and Poplar Lane on Sunday 26 May. These road closures are necessary to lay parts of pipe that cross the road.

Tauranga City Council is developing a new water supply which will be completed late 2021. The new water treatment plant is designed to serve the future needs of Tauranga, it will add resilience to the city’s water supply and provide backup for Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s Te Puke water supply.

Construction started in 2018 and work on the pipeline is progressing, this means there will be some impacts on traffic in the area. Works are weather dependent and dates could change.

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Construction of pipeline connections across roads mean closures (both directions) for:

  • 19 May, 7am to 5pm - Welcome Bay Road near Te Puke junction
  • 26 May, 6am to 6pm - Poplar Lane. Access to Papamoa Hills Park possible via Reid Road, Poplar Lane residents will retain limited access.
  • Before and after these days works may continue to cause some delays due to Stop/Go traffic management.

Additionally, ongoing pipeline construction will impact from late May to June 2020, reducing the flow of traffic on Welcome Bay Road to one lane. You will see: 

  • Stop/Go signals on Welcome Bay Road, 24/7, 500m sections that move with progress of work. Traffic will be slower at peak times, please anticipate delays.
  • Reduced speed on Te Puke Highway - 50km/h when passing works (300m sections)

We appreciate people’s patience and apologise for any inconvenience this causes in the area.

To keep up to date, sign up for our community newsletter by emailing jennifer.pearson@tauranga.govt.nz or find out more at Tauranga.govt.nz/Waiāri

Waiari Road Closure Map - May 2019 to June 2020

Posted: May 16, 2019,
Categories: General, Road closures,

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