Rotorua motorists are being warned to continue to expect, at times significant, delays.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency said multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/Te Ngae Rd, between Sala St and Iles Rd, in Rotorua next week. This work is part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.
Delays are expected as a result of these works and may be significant at times – particularly at the Tarawera Rd intersection.
Waka Kotahi reminds motorists to plan for delays, allow extra time for their journeys and take extra care when travelling through work sites to ensure the safety of themselves, other road users and road workers.
SH30, Tarawera Roundabout:
Motorists are advised to plan for significant delays at the Tarawera Rd roundabout as people adjust to the new, temporary layout this week.
Work to upgrade the intersection will get under way after a temporary layout is installed tonight.
The new layout is larger than the original roundabout and maintains the same lane formation as people are used to. A 30km/h temporary speed limit is in place at all times.
Contractors will be on site upgrading services and the road surface at the intersection.
• SH30, Sala Street: Work continues at the SH30/Sala St intersection as the upgrade continues. Delays are still expected at times as a result of this work.
Contractors continue to work on the new city-bound slip lane on Sala Stt. At all times northbound traffic on Sala St will be down to one lane at the intersection. Westbound traffic on Te Ngae Rd may be down to one lane outside peak hours.
SH30, multiple areas: Contractors will be completing resurfacing works at multiple sites in both directions between Puarenga Bridge and Tarawera Rd.
The work will take place between 7.30am and 5pm. While work is under way traffic may be down to one lane outside of peak hours in areas where it is too narrow to allow two lanes of traffic. This is likely to cause delays at times.
SH30, Repco: A shoulder closure remains in place on SH30 outside Repco while service installation and retaining wall works are completed.
SH30, Neil Hunt Park: A shoulder and footpath closure remain in place on SH30 outside Neil Hunt Park, Monday to Friday, between 7.30am and 5pm while retaining wall works are completed.
SH30, Allen Mills-Iles: A lane diversion and footpath closure is in place on SH30, between Allen Mills Rd and Iles Rd, at all times while service-related work is completed.
Contractors are installing stormwater services and completing earthworks.
A temporary speed limit of 30km/h will be in place at the above work sites while contractors are on site – excluding the shoulder closures outside Repco and Neil Hunt Park. Outside of work hours the road will operate as normal.
Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to walk or cycle around all worksites, though we recommend using the footpath on the northern side of Te Ngae Rd, as sections of the footpath on the southern side have been removed outside Neil Hunt Park and the Redwoods Park. Where required, staff can assist pedestrians past the site safely.
In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed. Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience.