Waka Kotahi Update
As people continue their holiday travel plans or are returning back to work, they will notice road contractors out in force taking advantage of the good weather and advancing significant maintenance programmes across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty state highway network.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and its contractors are completing an ambitious programme to improve safety and resilience of the network and whilst delays are expected, many considerations have to be made for how to complete these important works.
“Waka Kotahi monitors the weather forecast closely, and sites and timings will change at short notice. We are making the most of the summer weather and before schools go back,” says Roger Brady, Bay of Plenty System Manager, Maintenance and Operations.
“Our key focus is to keep people using the roads and our contractor crews safe. While this can mean there are last minute changes to our maintenance programmes, we provide as up-to-date information as we can.
“There will be other work sites across the network not mentioned below, although we are keen to provide advance notice of some of the more disruptive works.
“For next week, MetService is forecasting Cyclone Cody to approach the country on Sunday and affect a large portion of the northern and eastern North Island and the upper South Island,” says Mr Brady.
Waka Kotahi encourages people to check the weather forecast before travelling this weekend, with Cyclone Cody expected to hit New Zealand in the coming days.
Visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website (journeys.nzta.govt.nz) for up-to-date information for your journey.
- SH36 Rotorua to Tauranga: Closure of SH36 between Hamurana Road (Rotorua-Tauranga turn-off) and Te Matai Road will be in place for 11 nights between 7pm to 5am from Sunday 16 January to Thursday 27 January 2022 to carry out chipseal, asphalt and drainage works.
- SH5 Tarukenga to Ngongotahā: Remaining road widening and further barrier installation, landscaping and road rehabilitation are underway. These works are expected to be complete late-February 2022.
- SH30 Te Ngae Road, Iles Road to Basley Road: Construction for the SH30 Eastern Corridor Stage Two is expected to start in late-January / early-February 2022. Traffic management will be in place.
- SH30 Te Ngae corridor (north of Rotorua Airport): Chipsealing between Cookson Road and the SH30/33 Te Ngae junction intersection on Tuesday 18 January.
- SH33 Maniatutu: Chipsealing work will be undertaken between Allport Road and Maniatutu Road on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 January.
- SH30 Ātiamuri to Rotorua: Chipsealing between Apirana Road and Bryce Road gets underway from 17 January.
On Wednesday 19 January, during the daytime there will be two chipseal sites; the first site is between Joyce Road and Oropi Gorge Road and the second site is between Mangatoi Road and Whataroa Road.
Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey. Keep up to date with:
- COVID-19 services update: nzta.govt.nz/COVID19
- Traffic updates: journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic
- Facebook: facebook.com/NZTAWaikatoBoP
- Twitter: twitter.com/WakaKotahiWaiBP
- Journey planner: journeys.nzta.govt.nz
Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)