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The multi-million dollar roading link between Bayfair and Baypark will begin before Christmas.
The $102 million Baypark to Bayfair Link Upgrade includes two flyovers. The first will take State Highway 2 over the Maunganui-Girven intersection and the second will take State Highway 29A over the railway line and the Te Maunga intersection.
Work to begin the relocation of the railway line begins this week and is expected to last up to six months.
See an animated drive-through of the project here:
Transport Minister and Tauranga MP Simon Bridges welcomed the news that work was set to start on the project.
"The project will connect to the recently opened $455 million Tauranga Eastern Link and once finished will reduce congestion, improve safety by separating local and state highway traffic, and support economic growth in the region by improving the route to the Port of Tauranga.
"It is exciting to see another transport project get underway that will support Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty's economic and population growth for decades to come.
"Once it is finished it will make a real difference to people's travel."