Tauranga motorists are warned of roadworks affecting one of the city's busiest intersections this week.

The New Zealand Transport Agency said extra care will be needed around State Highway 2 Takitimu Drive late this week and next week while the roundabout at Elizabeth Street is resurfaced.

The work is expected to be carried out from 7pm until 6am Sunday , Monday and Tuesday nights, weather permitting.

Elizabeth Street will be closed between Cameron Road and Takitimu Drive during this time. Detours will be in place and people should take extra care.

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Takitimu Drive will remain open, but the number of westbound lanes will be reduced so people should expect some delays.

The agency will officially start its state highways resurfacing programme from Monday and drivers are likely to encounter speed restrictions and other traffic management which may cause delays.

The agency said people should get in the habit of allowing extra time for their journeys.

Road users can get information on road works and detours in the region they are in, or travelling to by checking www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic, by calling 0800 444 449.