Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists that multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road in Rotorua this week, as part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.
Some delays are expected at times, and motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.
Work sites for the week starting Sunday August 8 are as follows below:
State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge underpass: The Puarenga Bridge underpass is open with pedestrians and cyclists requested to take care as contractors continue with landscaping works through this area.
State Highway 30, Puarenga Bridge: Contractors continue working on the widening of the shared path on either side of the Puarenga Bridge. Intermittent lane closures may be in place, which may cause minor delays.
State Highway 30, median east of Puarenga Bridge: Contractors continue with landscaping works at the median east of the Puarenga Bridge. Lane closures may be in place during off-peak times which may cause minor delays.
State Highway 30, Sala Street to Vaughan Road: The footpath on the northern side remains closed for public safety as contractors complete the shared path construction and landscaping works in this area. Shoulder/lane closures may be in place during off-peak times as part of these works which may cause minor delays.
State Highway 30, Ngapuna shops to Marino Road: Contractors are working along the northern side of SH30/ Te Ngae Road from just east of Ngapuna shops to Marino Road completing surfacing against new kerbs and shared path works. Lane closures may be in place during off-peak times which may cause minor delays.
State Highway 30, Tarawera intersection: Contractors continue to construct the concrete islands separating traffic travelling in opposite directions. The inside right turn lane into Tarawera Road from SH30/ Te Ngae Road will be closed during off-peak times, which may cause minor delays. Motorists are advised to adhere to the temporary speed limit, with the current surface not having sufficient skid resistance for higher speeds. The temporary speed limit of 30km/h will remain in place until final surfacing is completed in September.
State Highway 30, westbound Allen Mills Road to Anytime Fitness: Installation of stormwater services continues on SH30/ Te Ngae Road. There will be westbound lane shifts in place through this section, maintaining two lanes of traffic as per usual.
State Highway 30, Marino Road and Allen Mills Roads: Contractors will lay the structural base layer of asphalt at Allen Mills Road intersection with SH30/Te Ngae Road and the right turn bay from SH30/ Te Ngae Road into Marino Road on Friday 6 August, weather dependent. Once complete, these sections will re-open. In case of bad weather, this work will take place on Monday 9 August.
The right turn into Allen Mills Road for westbound traffic from SH30/ Te Ngae Road will remain closed until Friday 13 August due to stormwater works in the area. Motorists, in particular heavy haulage, are required to detour via Owhata and Vaughan Roads to access Allen Mills Road. Electronic signage is in place to advise of the access restrictions.
State Highway 30, Tarawera Road: Contractors continue working intermittently on the new watermain along the footpath. Traffic management will be in place and may include off-peak Stop/ Go operations. The footpath will remain open.
State Highway 30, Allen Mills Road to Iles Road: Pedestrian access through this section is for business access and residents only as there is no through access to the Rotorua CBD.
Temporary speed limits of 30km per hour or 50km per hour are in place for everyone’s safety at the above work sites, including when workers are off-site.
Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to use the signalised crossings at either Sala St or Iles Rd, and the temporary pedestrian crossing at Tarawera Rd.
In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed.
Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience and understanding while this important work is undertaken to improve SH30 for everyone using the road.
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