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Whakahaumarutanga rori ki Maunganui

Maunganui Road safety improvements

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We’re making Maunganui Road safer and more attractive.

We know that speed is a long-standing challenge on Maunganui Road. With this safety upgrade, we’re aiming to create a calmer, safer environment for everyone who travels through the area. The new road layout includes traffic lanes and roundabouts that are designed to encourage drivers to naturally reduce their speed. Other improvements include safer bike paths, pedestrian crossing points, new roundabouts and more greenery along the road.

We’re aiming to complete this work by 2024, depending on the weather and other factors outside of our control. Thanks for your patience and consideration while we get this work done.

Latest news

To clear the way for the busy summer season, work has been paused until March/April 2023, although some work may start earlier.

Outstanding work near Mount Maunganui College includes the installation of a third median island, the cycle way at the Tui Street roundabout,  resurfacing of the road and a general tidy up. 

Between Sutherland Avenue and Hinau Street a number of elements are outstanding, including the permanent roundabout at Hinau Street, the realignment of the berm/kerb at Matai Street, the footpath at Bain Street, all planting and a number of finishing touches. 

Hull Road to Tui Street

Over the next few months you’ll hear about, and have an opportunity to feedback on plans for the safety improvements in the final section of Maunganui Road, between Hull Road and Tui Street. See more below.

Project overview

We’re completing this project in four sections:

  • Hull Road to Hinau Street
  • Golf Road to Tui Street
  • Hinau Street to Sutherland Avenue
  • Tui Street to Hull Road 

Golf Road to Tui Street

Estimated completion April 2023, depending on the weather and other factors outside of our control

This is a much loved and well used section of Maunganui Road that’s seen an increase in the volume of traffic and numbers of cyclists and pedestrians. To keep everyone safe, a range of improvements have been implemented to create a safer, greener space. We’ve also used the opportunity to upgrade the road surface, kerbs and drainage infrastructure.

Work in this section includes:

  • solid grassed median strip with trees/plantings
  • improved cycling facilities and connections to existing cycleways
  • new roundabouts at Hinau Street, Matai Street and Sutherland Avenue
  • improved pedestrian crossing points
  • new kerbs and improved stormwater drainage

Golf Road to Tui Street - Detailed design (10.1mb pdf)

Tui Street to Hull Road

Proposed for 2023/2024

We’re currently drafting plans for this section of Maunganui Road. We’ll touch base with business owners and the local community for feedback in the new year, as the draft plans are developed.

Proposed safety improvements include upgraded intersections, median islands, and improved cycling facilities, as well as upgrades of drainage, lighting and landscaping.

Planned safety improvements will also help ensure safe access to the new skatepark planned for the corner of Hull Road and Maunganui.

Hull Road to Hinau Street

Work now complete

Includes increased parking spaces, two new roundabouts, a 3 metre shared pathway, and improved connections to other cycle paths.

  • formalised car parking, change some to angle parking and provide more than 160 additional parking spaces at Blake Park and the Mount Action Centre
  • 3 metre wide shared footpath/cycleway adjacent Blake Park
  • new Blake Park/Bay Oval entrance and footpath link.
  • new roundabouts at Clyde Street and Tay Street
  • solid grassed median strip with trees/plantings
  • improved pedestrian crossing points
  • road resurfacing with asphaltic concrete
  • new streetlighting
  • new roadmarkings


  • Tawa Street to Sutherland Avenue

  • Hull Road to Hinau Street

    March 2019 to June 2021
  • Golf Road to Tui Street

    Estimated completion April 2023
  • Hinau Street to Sutherland Avenue

    Estimated completion April 2023
  • Tui Street to Hull Road

    Scheduled for 2023/2024

Common questions

As this project aims to make Maunganui Road significantly safer, we will be removing right turns onto Terrace Avenue and Bain Street.

Right turns are generally more complex than left turns and are a major contributor to accidents, often involving the most vulnerable road users; pedestrians and cyclists. Before closing any right turn access, impacts and the expected benefits are carefully considered.

Access to side roads via the new roundabouts take approximately 200 metres of extra driving. This may easily be offset by not having to wait for a gap in oncoming traffic, it will most definitely be safer.

Tauranga is growing and changing fast - this includes more people and more traffic.

To help manage traffic congestion as the city grows, we need to provide our community with a safe, reliable and easy choice between different ways to get around the city.

The design at Maunganui Road offers different ways to walk or cycle. Cyclists can use the designated on road bike paths or use the shared path off road – catering for people of different abilities and confidence levels.

We appreciate that the impact of work is directly affecting local businesses.

This work is disruptive and has an effect on traffic and people’s ability to access businesses easily.

We will typically only renew a road such as Maunganui Road every 20-30 years, which puts the overall impact of construction in perspective. The safety upgrade will make a difference for generations to come.

Whilst we can't not do the construction, we are working with businesses in the area to try and minimise the impacts where we can.

We work with individual business owners to understand their priorities, this continues as work progresses and impacts change.

After discussion with businesses in the area, the timing of the work at this location was delayed from the original schedule to avoid the peak trading season. The work is also scheduled to be completed prior to the busy summer trading season.

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