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Road closures - 28 July 2022

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:

  • 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.


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 to find their way through the site.

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. The wastewater upgrade down Sixth Avenue is underway. There will be no access into Sixth Avenue from Cameron Road, a left-hand turn out of Sixth Avenue is maintained.

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. Our work zone has extended from Ninth Avenue up to Twelfth Avenue as we continue upgrading the stormwater and streetscape. Vehicle traffic is reduced to one lane on the eastern side in the areas where work is taking place.

Intersection work:

  • Eighth Avenue/Cameron Road (west): closed while stormwater works are completed, with no through traffic for one month
  • Tenth Avenue/Cameron Road: closed until mid August
  • Fourteenth Avenue/Cameron Road (west): closed while the watermain is replaced with no through traffic for one month
  • Twelfth Avenue: the centre median 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.

Please note, the above works are weather dependent.

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


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.

  • First Avenue entry/exit closed: the entry/exit will be closed between Monday, 1 August and Sunday, 14 August 2022 while localised strengthening and works on the First Avenue vehicle crossing are completed
  • Monday, 1 to Sunday, 7 August: First Avenue entry lane shut
  • Monday, 8 to Sunday, 14 August: First Avenue entry and exit lanes shut.
  • Please use the Elizabeth Street entry/exit during this time.

Spring Street: works are underway and expected to run until mid-2023. The building will remain operational with a reduced number of parks available at the parking building. Alternate parking spaces are available nearby at the 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

Sutherland Avenue to Hinau Street

  • Work continues to take place over several sites in this area.

Hinau Street entry/exit from Maunganui Road

  • From Monday, 18 July access to/from Hinau Street from Maunganui Road will be closed for six weeks to enable stormwater infrastructure upgrades. Access to Hinau Street will still be available from Miro Street.

Puriri Street intersection

  • The closure on Puriri Street continues for stormwater infrastructure upgrades. Work is also progressing for the off-road shared path between the library and Sutherland Road.

Terrace Avenue to Matai Street

  • Works have begun between Terrace Avenue and Matai Street on the off-road shared path and completing the remaining stormwater infrastructure upgrades.

Matai Street to Hinau Street

  • Driveways and footpaths Matai Street and Hinau Street have been completed, with work now progressing at the Hinau Street intersection for stormwater upgrades.

Golf Street to Tui Street

  • Footpath construction and driveways have been completed, works have now commenced on the new solid centre median starting from the Tui Street intersection working towards the college.

Golf Road pedestrian crossing

  • A temporary lane closure remains in place on Golf Road, between Maunganui Road and Waitui Grove, for traffic coming from the Maunganui Road roundabout while the new signalised pedestrian crossing is completed. Traffic can exit Golf Road at the Maunganui Road roundabout. Alternative routes are in place via Tui Street, Ranch Road and Spur Avenue. Access for emergency services is maintained at all times. The temporary pedestrian crossing will be signalised Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 9.00am, and 2.45pm to 3.45pm, to enable school students to safely cross Golf Road. Asphalt is scheduled to be laid Friday, 29 July, weather permitting. The lane will be reopened once this 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.

Nikau Crescent (off Rata Street) road closure

  • Work on footpath reconstruction and speed bump installation continue with a partial closure at the corner of Nikau Crescent and Rata Street in place.

Matai Street (towards Rata Street)

  • Pavement preparations will be taking place on the port side of Totara Street. In order to safely facilitate this work there will be traffic management in place and two lanes of traffic maintained at all times.

Rata Street

  • Work to install new pipes begins at the corner of Rata Street and Totara Street with a shoulder closure in place on Totara Street. To help facilitate these works, carparks on the south side of Rata Street will be closed for six weeks.

Between Hewletts Road and Hull Road

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

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.

For more information visit Totara Street safety upgrade.


SH2/29A Te Maunga interchange partial opening

The new Te Maunga interchange, at the State Highway 2 and 29A intersection at Baypark is now partially open taking traffic over State Highway 2.

People travelling through the area are reminded to take extra care, follow the signs and stick to the 50km/h speed limit. People travelling from Pāpāmoa to Maungatapu and Tauriko please detour via Sandhurst Drive and Truman Lane.

For more information, visit nzta.govt.nz/temaunga


Watermain upgrades

  • Victoria Road, Salisbury Avenue, Crane Street, Carysfort Street, Links Avenue, Solway Place, Taupo Avenue, Mount Maunganui: works continue after more bad weather conditions have delayed progress. Completion is estimated for mid-August.
  • Pacific Avenue, Mount Maunganui: works continue and are expected to be completed late August.

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

  • Devonport Road: closed between Elizabeth Street and First Avenue until Friday, 29 July. The developers of 38 Elizabeth (Farmers) are closing Devonport Road to carry out canopy and roof work along the outside of the Farmers building until 4pm on Friday, 29 August. Pedestrian access will be maintained during this time.
  • 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.
  • 38 Elizabeth Street: temporary traffic lights have been installed near the Grey Street roundabout. Traffic lights will come on to manage construction-related vehicles entering and exiting the construction site outside Farmers.

Beyond the city centre

  • Papamoa East Interchange: a single lane closure, heading eastbound towards Paengaroa, is scheduled from Monday, 1 August while works begins to install a permanent guard rail. During this time, there will be a temporary speed limit of 70km/h. Works are estimated to be completed by Friday, 5 August.
  • Turret Road reserve: due to weather and sea conditions delaying work progression, the reserve and carpark remains 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 mid-August.
  • 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 work. Traffic management will be in place and works are scheduled for completion in December 2022. 

For more information check out our Weekly bulletin.

Posted: Jul 28, 2022,
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