Tauranga's traffic congestion has escalated to the point where it is affecting lives and businesses.

The city's traffic count has ballooned over the past six years and city and business leaders have issued warnings about what could happen if the problem isn't fixed.

But what are the roads we hate the most? Which ones make motorists so upset that they lodge complaints with the council?

As part of a special series, titled Gridlock – Tauranga's No. 1 issue, we reveal the five roads drivers complain about the most and why they are such a problem.


Totara St, Hewletts Rd, 15th


Stuck in traffic with no other option

Tauranga's most complained about chokepoints

•Turret Rd

•15th Ave

•Totara St

•Hewletts Rd

•Cameron Rd