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Road closures - 23 June 2022

Event traffic management

59th National Jazz Festival
Friday, 24 to Sunday, 26 June 2022

Jazz at the Mount: Friday, 24 June

Parking restrictions:

  • A section of carparks in the May Street carpark will be closed to the general public from 7am until 7pm on Friday, 24 June. 

Downtown Carnival: Saturday, 25 and Sunday, 26 June

There will be a rolling road closure in place from 11am until 12pm on Saturday, 25 June for the Vintage Car Parade:

  • Devonport Road from Elizabeth Street, onto The Strand, turning right onto Dive Crescent and right into the Waterfront Carpark.

This rolling closure does not impact access to the CBD for public buses, and these will operate as normal.

Parking restrictions: 

  • The Northern Waterfront carpark will be closed to the general public from 7pm Friday, 24 until 2pm Saturday, 25 June
  • The Northern Waterfront carpark will open in a restricted capacity from 2pm Saturday, 25 until 5pm Sunday, 26 June.

Links Avenue cul-de-sac trial

The trial is now underway. Infringement of the bus lanes that create the cul-de-sac will result in a fine of $150.

What this means:

A temporary cul-de-sac has been established on Links Avenue, between Solway Place and Concord Avenue. The trial works in a very similar way to the last, but there are some differences. In summary:

In summary:

  • Thoroughfare is limited to emergency vehicles, buses, bikes, motorbikes, rubbish collection trucks, clearly marked taxis and delivery trucks
  • The bus lane has been removed
  • Reduced speed on Links Avenue to 30km
  • The road has been resealed and includes temporary road markings
  • The trial will run for at least four months to test the impact on the wider roading network and observe commuting behaviour over time.

For more information on the trial, visit Links Avenue cul-de-sac trial.


Central city bus interchange works

The temporary central city bus interchange opened on Durham and Wharf Streets on Monday, 13 June, however due to recent wet weather there are still some construction works to be completed.

This includes pavement repairs on Durham Street, fencing and some pavement work on Spring Street, and completion of the Wharf Street (west) pedestrian crossing, including the addition of new streetlights. Pedestrians will be safely diverted to navigate the work area.

The temporary interchange is expected to be in use for approximately 18 months while we investigate a permanent transport hub for the city. 

Central city bus interchange.


Willow Street works

Now that the city centre bus interchange has relocated to Durham and Wharf Streets, external demolition work on our old council building at 95 Willow Street has begun.

This has involved the establishment of security fencing along the bus bays on Wharf Street, which was necessary to provide a safe working area for the demolition crew to remove the footpath canopies and cladding along the Wharf Street side of the building.

Once this work along Wharf Street is complete, the fencing will be retracted from the road and placed along the edge of the footpath.

Starting on Monday, 27 June, the demolition crew will start to remove the canopy on the Willow Street side of the building. Security fencing will be installed along the outer edge of the Willow Street bus bay.

Pedestrian access will continue to be restricted however vehicles will still be able to move through this area and traffic management and signage will be in place. People are advised to always take care.

The building is being demolished to make way for a new civic precinct – Te Manawataki O Te Papa.

For more information, please visit Civic redevelopment projects.


Cameron Road

There are a number of construction sites along Cameron Road. Please take care driving through construction zones and be kind to our construction team as they go about their work. If you need help, they are happy to assist people find their way through the site.

As the Cameron Road Joint Venture (CRJV) team work along the eastern side of Cameron Road constructing the shared path and two-way cycleway, a significant part of the works includes upgrading the stormwater system, which is happening below the surface. The team are also upgrading the wastewater network between Elizabeth Street and Sixth Avenue, which requires careful coordination and while it may appear there is not a lot of work happening above ground, the work is progressing below. We thank you for your patience and understanding while these essential upgrades are underway.

The Cameron Road Joint Venture team are now working on the central median replacing and renewing damaged kerbs, from Elizabeth Street to Wharf Street which will see southbound and northbound right lane closures. The team is also working between Elizabeth Street and Second Avenue on the eastern side of Cameron Road, upgrading the stormwater network and footpath. Temporary traffic management is in place, with a southbound left lane closure between Elizabeth Street and Second Avenue. There will be no access into Second Avenue from Cameron Road, only a left out will be maintained.

The wastewater upgrade continues between Third Avenue and Sixth Avenue, which sees lane closures on both the northbound and southbound lanes. During this period, northbound traffic will be diverted onto the other side of the road, with a single lane operating in each direction.

Work on the eastern side of Cameron Road between Ninth and Fifteenth Avenue is progressing well, with the work between Sixth and Ninth Avenue, and Twelfth and Thirteenth Avenue complete for now. Vehicle traffic is reduced to one lane on the eastern side in the areas where work is taking place. The intersection of Tenth Avenue and Cameron Road will be closed until late June (weather dependent). The intersection of Eighth Avenue (west) and Cameron Road will be closed from next week for one month. The intersection of Fourteenth Avenue and Cameron Road will be closed from next week for one month.

Twelfth Avenue intersection: the centre median at the Twelfth Avenue and Cameron Road intersection is permanently closed to through traffic.

Work is underway on the western side of Cameron Road between Thirteenth and Fifteenth Avenue, upgrading the stormwater system, shared path and driveways. Temporary traffic management is in place, including a northbound lane closure.

Visit Building our future. Cameron Road, Te Papa for more information.


Elizabeth Street upgrade

We’re upgrading the streetscape in the area surrounding the Thirty Eight Elizabeth development (including Farmers). Works on Elizabeth Street, including creating a linear park outside Thirty Eight Elizabeth, and to upgrade Mareanui Lane (adjacent to the Elizabeth Street parking building) are being completed in stages as areas are made available.

Elizabeth Street open again to two-way traffic: the lane closure which was in place between Grey Street and Devonport Road was removed this morning. While work continues, we have worked with Elizabeth Properties Limited to reduce the size of the construction site, to allow the road to open again.

Streetscape works progress and next steps:

  • Stage one of the linear park, from Devonport Road to the mid-block crossing outside Event Cinemas, is largely complete.
  • Stage two of the linear park, from the mid-block crossing outside Event Cinemas to the Grey Street roundabout, will commence following the removal of the crane and the scaffolding outside Thirty-Eight Elizabeth.
  • In the meantime, works on the streetscape project will largely go on pause while the development of Thirty-Eight Elizabeth progresses, and until the site for the next stages of the streetscape upgrade is made available.

Night-time crane lifts: crane lifts will occur periodically at the Thirty Eight Elizabeth building site, at night-times, over the coming months:

  • First Avenue: crane lifts will take place between 6pm to 6am the next day. Traffic management will be in place on First Avenue outside Farmers, and two-way traffic will be maintained. On-street parking will be unavailable at those times.
  • Devonport Road: these crane lifts will require the full closure of Devonport Road between First Avenue and Elizabeth Street, between 8pm and 6am the next day. Traffic management will be in place with pedestrian access restricted to the eastern side of the road.

Seismic strengthening at our parking buildings

We are carrying out earthquake strengthening works on the Elizabeth Street and Spring Street parking buildings. These are precautionary works to reduce the risk to users and the extent of damage that a significant earthquake could cause.

Elizabeth Street: we are undertaking the construction in stages, with a maximum of 30 parking spaces unavailable at any given time. Traffic will be reduced to one-way on the ramps when the works are carried out on each level.

Spring Street: works are now due to start early July until mid-2023. The building will remain operational but there will be reduced number of parks available at the parking building. Alternate parking spaces are available at the nearby Elizabeth Street parking building.

Please take care when driving or walking around work sites. There may be some loud noise at times, as well as shaking, dust and minor delays associated with the traffic management in place – apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We recommend people keep their car windows up when in the parking building.

For more information visit Seismic strengthening at our parking buildings.


Maunganui Road safety improvements

Maunganui Road

  • Puriri Street remains closed while stormwater infrastructure is upgraded. Unfortunately, there has been some delay due to variations in the location of services (things sometimes are in a different location to our maps) which meant changes to the design plan were necessary.

Matai Street to Hinau Street 

  • The new footpath in front of McDonald’s has been poured and is now closed for curing (drying of the concrete). The team will tidy up and add topsoil around the new path in the coming days. On Monday, the footpath in front of Mount Central Apartments and Pacific Coast Lodge & Backpackers will be poured.
  • Please note the driveways will need to be closed to cure for 5 days.

Hinau Street to Sutherland Avenue

  • Work in Sutherland to Hinau Section continues at multiple locations at the same time. Work at Sutherland Avenue is mostly complete and is anticipated to open on Tuesday. The team have poured the new footpath in front of McDonalds and will move further to Hinau Street in the coming week.

Sutherland Avenue

  • To make these improvements, access to and from Sutherland Avenue onto Maunganui Road will be closed until mid-late June.

Terrace Avenue

  • Access to and from Terrace Avenue onto Maunganui Road will remain closed while concrete is poured for the new shared path on the north corner this Friday. It will reopen as soon as the concrete pour is completed.

For more information visit Maunganui Road safety improvements.


Totara Street safety upgrade

We’re working on a safer option for people who travel along Totara Street.

Between Hull Road and Kawaka Street (and towards Rata Street)

  • Work continues, Monday to Friday between 6am and 4pm. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained with speed restrictions in place.

Between Hewletts Road and Hull Road

  • Work continues between 6pm and 7am, Sunday to Thursday. Traffic traveling south along Totara Street will be diverted along Maunganui Road until this section of work is complete (pictured below). Both lanes of traffic will remain open along Totara Street during the day.

Triton Avenue

  • The right hand turn both entering and exiting Totara Street and Triton Avenue is restricted while work is underway on the kerb and footpath.

For more information visit Totara Street safety upgrade.

Please note: this work is weather dependent.

Looking ahead:

Night works to construct the cycleway between Tasman Quay and Totara Street are scheduled to begin near the end of this project. Between 8pm and 5am traffic will be reduced to one lane. All lanes will remain open from 5am to 8pm.


Watermain upgrades

  • Victoria Road, Taupo Avenue, Crane Street, Carysfort Street, Links Avenue, Mount Maunganui: works continue on these streets to upgrade watermains after weather conditions delayed progress. Completion is estimated for late June.
  • Solway Place, Mount Maunganui: works are underway and are expected to be completed by mid July.
  • Pacific Avenue, Mount Maunganui: works will begin next week to upgrade watermains. Works are expected to be completed late July.

There may be minor delays with traffic management in place and construction noise expected Monday to Friday between 7am and 4.30pm.


Traffic report

City centre

  • Chapel Street: night works will commence on Monday, 27 and continue Tuesday, 28 June to install a solid median barrier. One lane will be closed in each direction between 7pm and 5am the following day allowing traffic to continue along this street. Works are due to be completed by Wednesday, 29 June (weather dependent). Please allow for minor traffic delays with traffic management in place.
  • 2 Devonport Road: please take care when walking past the demolition site in this area. There will be footpath detours and some car park closures over the coming months.

Beyond the city centre

  • Welcome Bay Road: works were delayed to install a short section of railing opposite 373 to 389 Welcome Bay Road due to bad weather and staff shortages due to COVID-19. Construction will take place on Thursday, 23 and Friday, 24 June, with a backup date of Monday, 27 and Tuesday, 28 June. Traffic management will be in place during works between 7am and 6pm.

  • Turret Road reserve: the reserve and carpark is closed while contractors install stairs to improve access and public safety. There will be no access to the reserve with fencing and traffic management in place. Works are expected to be completed late June, weather and sea condition dependent.

  • Opal Drive to Beachwater Drive, Pāpāmoa: construction of a wastewater pipeline continues in the Wairākei Reserve. The walkway behind Fashion Island will be closed while work continues in this section. Works continue primarily in the reserve areas, with a temporary track closure between Domain Road and Opal Drive. Access from Opal Drive to Te Akau a Ki school will remain open for the duration of the works. Traffic management will be in place and works are scheduled for completion December 2022.

  • Aerodrome Road: night works to complete road surfacing continues this week. The road will be closed one way during works, Sunday to Thursday from 6pm until 6am. The roundabout by Tauranga Airport will be under a stop-go during this time. Vibrations from heavy machinery involved in road resurfacing and noise from vehicle-reversing warning ‘beeps’ are expected. We apologise in advance for this temporary noise nuisance. Works are estimated to be completed by Thursday, 30 June (weather dependent). 


For more information check out our Weekly bulletin.

Posted: Jun 23, 2022,
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