A minor change to the road layout on Hewletts Road is coming for road users while an extension to the bus lanes is completed.

The NZ Transport Agency advised road users of an extension of the bus lanes from Totara Street to the Tauranga Marina and the installation of a right turn bay on Jean Batten Drive was announced earlier this year.

The right turn bay had been completed and the bus lane extension was getting underway on November 22.

NZTA Bay of Plenty Transport System Manager, Jack Hansby, said there may be some minor delays while people got used to the new road layout.


"The work will be carried out over the next two weeks, at night where possible.

"The extended bus lanes will allow buses to move more easily through the traffic, reducing delays for people who use public transport."

Hansby said people should plan ahead to avoid spending their time in traffic.

"Walk, bike, carpool, or take public transport, plan ahead and if possible, start work later or earlier and avoid the delays," Mr Hansby said.