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Road closures - 22 September 2022

Bunnings Warehouse NPC 2022

There are two more confirmed Bunnings Warehouse NPC 2022 games at the Tauranga Domain this year on this 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.

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: 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). 

Greerton Village Cherry Blossom Festival

Road closures Saturday, 24 September 2022

  • 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.

Papamoa East Interchange

Preliminary works for the construction of the Pāpāmoa East Interchange are making good progress.

Earthworks are underway and will require traffic management on the Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) for the next six months, until March 2023.

On Wednesday, 21 September, traffic was switched to the outer lanes of the TEL, to allow reinstatement of the median barrier. 

On the night of Monday 26 September, the last phase of traffic management will be implemented. This will see three lanes of the TEL reopened and speed increased from 50km/h to 70km/h - this will remain in place for the next six months.

The outer westbound lane will remain closed for six months, to allow continued earthworks on the Bell Road side of the TEL to occur safely.

These changes in traffic management could be delayed as a result of poor weather.

We appreciate drivers' patience with these works and urge people to keep to the signposted speed limits for everyone’s safety.

Monday, 26 September to April 2023 

To allow this work to proceed safely, traffic on the TEL/SH2 will be impacted for the next six months. From Monday, 26 September this means drivers on the TEL will see: 

  • Three lanes of the TEL open
  • A speed limit of 70km/h

There may be minor traffic delays because 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 over several sites in this area focused on upgrading drainage, footpaths and kerbing. We ask drivers to stick to the speed limit and take care when travelling past the work sites. These road works are weather dependent - prolonged rain could see scheduled work delayed.

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 shortly as we are currently reviewing options at this location.

Bain Street

  • 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 shortly as we are currently reviewing options at this location.

Matai Street

  • Matai Street remains closed for drainage infrastructure upgrades. 

Golf Street to Tui Street

  • Construction of the third traffic island is now in progress. Once all three islands are complete, trees and streetlights will be installed in the median islands during the school holidays, starting Monday 3 October. To allow that work to proceed safely, one lane on Maunganui Road will need to be closed for up to two weeks.

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. 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

  • Fifteenth Avenue, Turret Road, Turret Road Bridge: 
    Fifteenth Avenue and Turret Road from Burrows Street, to and including Turret Road Bridge, will be under stop/go traffic management from 7pm Sunday, 2 October while bridge repairs, cycleway separator installation and road resurfacing is undertaken. This work will be undertaken between the hours of 6pm - 6am, Sunday to Thursday. Traffic management will be in place with one lane closed and a stop/go or temporary traffic signals in place. Wait times will be adjusted accordingly to traffic flow. Works are estimated to be completed in early November, weather dependent.
  • SH36 Northbound Lane Closure: Work has progressed to where the lane closure has been removed ahead of schedule. Crews will continue working on the side of the highway and temporary speed limits will be in place at times over the coming weeks.
  • 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.
    A road closure of Opal Drive, between Topaz Drive and Redditch Place, is planned from 7am Monday, 3 October - Sunday, 16 October to install a section of the Opal Drive Rising Main upgrade pipeline. Traffic will be redirected towards either Domain Road or Longview Drive to detour around. Residents will maintain property access, and pedestrian access will be available. Hours of work will be 7am - 6pm. Works is estimated to be completed by 8 October, weather dependent. The project is expected to be complete by the end of December 2022.For more information visit Opal Drive wastewater pipeline upgrade Pāpāmoa.

Mount Maunganui Works

  • Adams Ave/Marine Parade Asphalting: resealing works will take place in the Adams Ave/Marine Parade area from Monday 26 September to Wednesday 5 October. The work will be carried out at night from 6pm – 6am (weather dependent) and there will be a full road closure in place.
  • 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 mid-October.
  • 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.

Tree removal will close SH2 Te Puna early October

The need to swiftly remove a tree next to the road means Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency needs to close a section of State Highway 2 for two days early next month.

The closure, between the SH2/Te Puna Road/Minden Road roundabout and SH2/Te Puna Station Road intersection, will be in place between 5am - 4pm, on both Saturday 1 and Sunday, 2 October.

The cause of the issue lies with a separate tree that fell previously, disturbing the embankment and putting this tree at risk.

The detour for all southbound vehicles, including heavy vehicles, is via Te Puna Road and Te Puna Station Road, and the northbound route is the same, in reverse order. Under normal circumstances this will add less than five minutes to travel time.

If the weather conditions are not suitable (high winds mean we won’t be able to do this work safely) then the work will need to be postponed to the following weekend.

For more information check out our Weekly bulletin.

Posted: Sep 23, 2022,
Categories: General, Road closures,


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