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Road closures - 11 August 2022

Event traffic management

Bunnings Warehouse NPC 2022

There are five confirmed Bunnings Warehouse NPC 2022 games at the Tauranga Domain this year on Sunday, 14 August, Sunday, 28 August, Sunday, 18 September (please note traffic management on this game day will be slightly different as the Tauranga Marathon is also running in the city centre), Saturday, 24 September and Wednesday, 28 September.

There will be a northbound closure on Cameron Road between McLean Street and Brown Street on game days and restricted parking on Cameron Road (see below for more information). A stop-go may be in place on game days to allow for the safe entry/ exit for spectators at and around Tauranga Domain.
Northbound lane closure:
Sunday 14 August, Sunday 28 August, Sunday 18 September, Saturday 24 September and Wednesday 28 September

  • Cameron Road (between McLean Street and Brown Street)

Parking restrictions
There will be restricted parking on Cameron Road. Parking for mobility card holders is within the venue and directly outside the venue on Cameron Road if required, with access via Cameron Road (northbound only).


Community parade

Saturday, 20 August 2022

To ensure the safety of event participants there will be traffic management in place, including a lane closures between 12pm (midday) and 12.45pm on the following roads:

  • Grace Avenue, between Maunganui Road and Marine Parade
  • Marine Parade, between Grace Avenue and Adams Avenue
  • Adams Avenue, between Marine Parade and Maunganui Road
  • Maunganui Road, between Adams Avenue and Prince Avenue.

Please note, this is a rolling road closure and these roads will reopen once the parade has passed through


Pāpāmoa East Interchange

Preliminary work has started for the construction of the new Pāpāmoa East Interchange, which will connect neighbourhoods in Pāpāmoa East to the Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL)/ State Highway 2 (SH2). Earthworks have begun and will require traffic lanes on the TEL to be reduced for the next six months, from Monday, 15 August.

During this first phase of work, nine-metre-high walls will be built on either side of the TEL, as well as a number of stormwater culverts - in preparation for construction of the interchange itself, scheduled for 2023.

This work will take place in the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road corridor, on the western side of the Kaituna River bridge.

Traffic impacts – August 2022 to March 2023
To allow this work to proceed safely, traffic on the TEL/ SH2 will be impacted for the next six months starting Monday, 15 August 2022.

  • Monday, 15 August 2022 to Monday, 3 October 2022
    • Traffic reduced to one lane in both directions
    • Speed reduced to 70km/h
  • Monday, 3 October 2022 to March 2023
    • One westbound lane closed
    • Speed reduced to 70km/h

There may be minor traffic delays as a result of this work. As this does not materially impact travel times, tolls will continue to apply.

Drivers will be notified of the work and scheduled changes to driving circumstances by digital signs either side of the worksite.

For more information about the Pāpāmoa East Interchange and construction, visit Pāpāmoa East Interchange.


State Highway 2/Maunganui Road at Bayfair roundabout

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is applying temporary changes to the road layout on State Highway 2 (SH2)/Maunganui Road, at the Bayfair roundabout, overnight on Monday, 15 August.

Starting overnight on Monday, 15 August, the roundabout will be made bigger, traffic lanes moved and lane widths reduced to create a new work zone in the middle of the intersection. The new layout is expected to remain in place for six months.

The layout change is required to enable construction of the permanent road on the lanes closest to the roundabout and a new and larger roundabout, which will include traffic signals at completion.

The most significant change for road users will impact those approaching the Bayfair roundabout from Matapihi Road.

Once the new layout is in place, people approaching the roundabout from Matapihi Road will change to left lane left-turn only and right lane straight through and right-turn only.

All other vehicle approaches to Bayfair roundabout will remain unchanged and people walking and cycling will retain access to the underpass, which they are strongly encouraged to use to cross SH2 in this location.

Find out more at nzta.govt.nz/baylink


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 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. From Monday, 8 August, the team will be installing a new central island at the First Avenue and Cameron Road intersection which will include a full intersection closure, with no access to or from Cameron Road. Access to First Avenue will be maintained through Devonport Road.

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.

Installation of new block pavers outside Tauranga Boys College is scheduled to begin on Monday, 15 August. This will require a one lane closure and is expected to take two to three weeks. We have also extended our work site on the western side of Cameron Road up to Twelfth Avenue.

Intersection work:

  • First Avenue (east): closed while works, including the new centre island, are completed, with no through traffic for two months
  • 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, 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 closed: until Sunday, 21 August 2022 while localised work and upgrades on the First Avenue vehicle crossing continues.

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

  • Safety improvement work continues to take place over several sites in this area over the next few months. We ask drivers to take care when driving through pas the work sites and be patient with staff and other road users.

Hinau Street

  • Vehicle access to/from Hinau Street from Maunganui Road is closed until mid September, to enable stormwater infrastructure upgrades and the roadway reconstruction. For the duration, access to Hinau Street is via Miro Street.

Puriri Street intersection

  • The closure on Puriri Street continues for stormwater infrastructure upgrades, which is scheduled to finish and the road reopen next week. Work is also progressing on the off-road shared path in front of the library.

Terrace Avenue and Matai Street

  • Stormwater infrastructure upgrades around Terrace Avenue continue.
  • Work across the road has started on the off-road shared path.
  • Matai Street will close to exiting vehicles from next week (delayed from this week) to start the upgrades of drainage infrastructure.

Golf Street to Tui Street

  • Work continues on the new solid centre median isle between Tui Street and Golf Road and renewing kerbs alongside the new shared path.

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.

Waimarie Street

  • Work continues in this section on the shared path and left turn lane.

Nikau Crescent (off Rata Street) road closure

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

Rata Street

  • Work to install new pipes continues 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 while this work is carried out.

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.


Road resurfacing

Night works for road resurfacing are scheduled next week on Chadwick Road and Maleme Street. A degree of vibration and vehicle-reversing warning 'beeps' is expected from the heavy machinery involved in preseal repairs. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses across these two locations. Please account for the detour when travelling. Traffic management will be in place to guide you through the sites. Thank you in advance for your patience while these works are undertaken.

Note: works are weather dependent and if weather is not favourable, the road resurfacing will rollover to the next available evening.

  • Maleme Street, Greerton: will be closed from 6pm to 6am the following day on Sunday, 14 August after poor weather delayed progress.
  • Chadwick Road, Greeron: works continue from 6pm tonight, Thursday, 11 August and should be completed by sunrise, Friday, 12 August.

Watermain upgrades

  • SH36, Pyes Pa: the northbound lane of SH36, between the Pyes Pa roundabout and the Kennedy Road roundabout, will be closed from Monday, 29 August while watermain and wastewater piping is installed. Northbound traffic on SH36 will be detoured at the Pyes Pa roundabout onto Pyes Pa Road. Traffic will then either stay on Pyes Pa Road towards Barkes Corner or choose to turn left on Kennedy Road to connect to SH36. Works is estimated to be completed in mid October, weather dependent.
  • Victoria Road, Pacific Avenue, Salisbury Avenue, Crane Street, Carysfort Street, Links Avenue, Solway Place, Taupo Avenue, Mount Maunganui: works continue after bad weather conditions delayed progress. Completion is estimated for late August. There may be minor delays with traffic management in place and construction noise expected Monday to Friday between 7am and 4.30pm.
    Rita Street, Banks Avenue, Mount Maunganui: watermain upgrades are scheduled to start next week and are expected to be completed mid September.
    There may be minor delays with traffic management in place and construction noise expected Monday to Friday between 7am and 4.30pm.

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City centre

  • 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

Turret Road reserve: 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 remains closed. 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.

Please note: a road closure of Opal Drive is scheduled from Saturday, 1 until Sunday, 16 October during the school holidays while works commence to install the pipeline across the road.


For more information check out our Weekly bulletin.

Posted: Aug 11, 2022,
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