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Road closures - 15 September 2022

Tauranga Marathon and Bunning Warehouse NPC

The Tauranga Marathon returns to the CBD and wider Tauranga area on Sunday, 18 September.

With the third Bunnings Warehouse NPC game being played on the same day at Tauranga Domain, the CBD is likely to be busier than usual and drivers should expect some delays.

Traffic management for the Tauranga Marathon and Bunning Warehouse NPC will be in place as follows:
Sunday 18 September

Lane closures:

  • Southbound lane of Dive Crescent from 3am – 3pm
  • Cameron Road (northbound) between Harrington St and Brown St (Domain Side) from 7am - 4pm
  • Maxwells Road (seaward lane) between Chapel Street and Pillans Point School from 5am – 3pm

Road closures:

  • The Strand (between Devonport Road and Dive Crescent) from 3am – 5pm
  • McLean Street (between Cameron Road to The Strand) from 5am – 3pm
  • Hamilton Street (between Willow Street and The Strand) from 3am – 5pm
  • Chapel Street Off-Ramp (Takitumu Drive) from 7.30am – 2pm
  • Maxwells Road (between Chapel Street and Harbour Drive) from 5am – 2pm
  • Harbour Drive (between Maxwells Road and Kulim Avenue) from 5am – 2pm
  • Tilby Drive (within Fergusson Park) from 6am – 1pm.

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


Greerton Village Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Road closures:

  • Chadwick Road (between Cameron Road and Greerton Road) from 6am to 5.30pm: 

Some bus routes will be diverted, in addition to the relocation of bus stops within the road closure area. For more information, please visit www.baybus.co.nz or call 0800 BAYBUS.


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 are underway and will require traffic management on the TEL for the next six months, until March 2023.

During this first phase of work, a nine-metre-high embankment wall will be built, as well as a number of stormwater culverts - in preparation for construction of the interchange, which is scheduled to be operational early 2026.

On Monday, 5 September, traffic was moved to the east bound lanes, and the west bound lanes were closed.  In late September the inside lane of the west bound direction will be opened, and the speeds are expected to increase to 70km/h. This will enable fill material to be imported off the TEL onto site. This configuration will remain through till April 2023.

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.

  • Ongoing until Monday, 3 October 2022
    • Traffic reduced to one lane in both directions 
    • Speed reduced to 50km/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.


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 several 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 you to find your way through the site.

The Cameron Road Joint Venture team are now working on the central median replacing and renewing damaged kerbs, from 193 Cameron Road (Fire Station) to Wharf Street, which will see southbound and northbound right lane closures and no right turn to Spring Street from Cameron Road.

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. The team is planning on extending the site to Third Avenue starting from Sunday, 25 September. There is a full closure of the First Avenue intersection with no access to or from Cameron Road while our team is installing a new centre island. Access to First Avenue will be maintained through Devonport Road. From Sunday, 25 September, the storm water, and footpath upgrade work will start on the western side of Cameron Road, from Elizabeth Street to Second Avenue. Temporary traffic management will be in place with a northbound left lane closure.

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. From Sunday 18 September there will be a left turn into Sixth Avenue from Cameron Road but no left out as the team reinstates the wastewater lateral.

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 block pavers outside Tauranga Boys College is underway. This will require a one lane closure and is expected to take up to three weeks (weather dependent). The work site on the western side of Cameron Road from Fifteenth Avenue has extended to Twelfth Avenue.

Work on the western side of Cameron Road between Fifteenth Avenue and Twelfth Avenue is underway, upgrading the stormwater system, shared path, and driveways..

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 until mid-September
  • Tenth Avenue/Cameron Road: closed until the end of September
  • Fourteenth Avenue/Cameron Road (west): closed while the watermain is replaced with no through traffic until mid-September
  • Twelfth Avenue: the centre median is permanently closed to through traffic.

Please note, above works are weather dependent.

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


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.

Maunganui Road lane closures - school holidays and beyond

To allow work at two separate sections of Maunganui Road, we anticipate lane closures to be in place from the start of school holidays. This is to enable the installation of street lights and trees in front of Mount Maunganui College, and further down the road, the start of construction of roundabouts at Sutherland Avenue, Matai Street and Hinau Street. We will advise more details for these closures in the coming week.

Hinau and Puriri Street

  • Both Hinau and Puriri Street have reopened and will remain open until the main part of the works on roundabout construction and road surface renewal begin.

Bain Street

  • Upgrades around Bain Street, including stormwater infrastructure, ducting for new lighting, and preparation for kerbs and footpaths has begun. Work is expected to take until early October.

Matai Street

  • Matai Street remains closed for drainage infrastructure upgrades. The footpath between Zespri and the library is nearly complete, with grass seed now being added to the topsoil.

Golf Street to Tui Street

  • Construction of the third traffic island will start next week. Once all three islands are complete, trees and streetlights will be installed during the school holidays, starting Saturday 8 October. To allow that work to proceed safely, one lane on Maunganui Road will need to be closed for the duration. 

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.

Matai Street (towards Rata Street)

  • Pavement work continues 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.

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

  • Rata Street, from Totara Street to Nikau Crescent, is closed while underground water testing takes place.
  • During the final stages of the project there will be some underground work taking place. This means that a section of Totara Street will be closed at the Rata Street entrance from Wednesday, 14 September for approximately one week.
  • There will be alternative routes in place via Maunganui Road, Tawa Street and Puriri Street. Access for emergency services, local businesses and residents will be maintained at all times.

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.


Traffic report

  • Adams Ave/Marine Parade Asphalting: resealing works will take place in the Adams Ave/Marine Parade area from Sunday, 18 September to Tuesday, 27 September.  The work will be carried out at night. from 6pm – 6am (weather dependent) and there will be a full road closure in place.
  • Opal Drive to Beachwater Drive, Papamoa: construction of a wastewater pipeline continues in the Wairākei Reserve. Potholing works have begun along Opal Drive with small footpath closures expected. The walkway behind Fashion Island remains closed. The track closure between Domain Road and Opal Drive has an alternative route available on the other side of the stream until works are completed. 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 Monday, 3 until Sunday, 16 October during the school holidays while works commence to install the pipeline across the road. For more information visit Opal Drive wastewater pipeline upgrade Pāpāmoa.
  • SH36 Northbound Lane Closure: Installation of new wastewater and water trunk mains that cross SH36 requires northbound lane closure on SH36 between the Pyes Pa roundabout and the Kennedy Road roundabout, from Monday 29 Aug – Sat 24 October (4 weeks) weather dependent. Workdays and times will be Monday to Saturday from 7am to 6pm. Residents and commuters can expect increased traffic volumes on both Pyes Pa Road and Kennedy Road. 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.  

Mount Maunganui Works

  • Victoria Road, Pacific Avenue, Salisbury Avenue, Crane Street, Carysfort Street, Links Avenue, Solway Place, Taupo Avenue: works continue with completion is estimated for late September. There may be minor delays with traffic management in place and construction noise expected Monday to Friday between 7am and 4.30pm.
  • Rita Street and Banks Avenue: watermain upgrades are underway and are expected to be completed late September
  • Waitui Grove and Justine Way: Works underway and expected to be completed by late September.
  • MacDonald St: Works to start next week and expected to be completed mid-October.
  • There may be minor delays with traffic management in place and construction noise expected Monday to Friday between 7am and 4.30pm.

For more information check out our Weekly bulletin.

Posted: Sep 15, 2022,
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