Road Closures

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Temporary roa​​d closures

Scroll down to view current and upcoming road closures. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the following closures.​

​​​​Tarawera Ultra-Marathon 2020

Date: Saturday 8 February 2020
Time: Just before 10.30am 
 
Roads: 

  • Tarawera Road 
    At the Intersection of Okareka Loop Rd (Blue Lake end) for Rotorua bound traffic.
    From just after the Reserve/Boat Ramp access for Tarawera bound traffic.
  • Okareka Loop Rd
    Blue Lake End at Tarawera Road Intersection 
Traffic may be stopped for up to 20 minutes. In order to allow runners to clear this section of road.​

​Tarawera Road​

Work at the Forest Hub will result in some Traffic control ​on Tarawera Road by the Black House.
Travellers may experience slight delays. ​We apologise for any inconvenience​ caused.​​

Pukaki Street - Road works

Lane Closure (Lakeside only) between Hinemaru and Fenton Streets.

For periods of time – as required until February 2020.
See map of planned works here

​Oruawhata Drive - Lakefront Development

Oruawhata Drive is now closed at Memorial Drive.

And no exit is available for vehicles entering from Government Gardens

There are limited turning areas available and NO large vehicles should enter.​​

​Blue Lake Multisport Festival 2020

Date: Sunday 26th January 2020
Time: 8.30am to 10.30am
 
Roads: 

  • Tarawera Road 
    Between both corners of Okareka Loop Rd 
  • Okareka Loop Rd -
    Full length. Inside lane, one direction only.

​​Central Nth Island Pipe Band Championship 2020

Date: Saturday 29 February 2020
Time: 10am to 12noon

Roads:    

  • Memorial Dr
    From roundabout at Lakefront and into Whakaue St (exit lane only)
  • Whakaue St / Hinemaru St.
    From corner Fenton St / Memorial Dr to stop before Pukaki St corner. (lakeside lane only)

No Parking from 5am

​Lakeside Concert 2020

​Date: Saturday 29 February 2020
Time: 6am to 3pm

Roads:
  • Whakaue St 
    From Fenton St to Tutanekai St
  • Memorial Dr
    From Whakaue St 
  • Lakefront Dr
    From Memorial Dr Roundabout to part way
  • Tutanekai St
    From Lake Rd Roundabout to Whakaue St
Date: Saturday 29 February 2020
Time: 3pm to Midnight

Roads:
  • Fenton St
    From Pukaki St North.
  • Pukaki St
    From Fenton St to Hinemaru St
  • Hinemaru St
    From Arawa St North
  • Whakaue St
    From Hinemaru St to Rangiuru St
  • Memorial Dr
    From Whakaue St
  • Lakefront Dr
    From Lake Rd Roundabout to Memorial Dr Roundabout 
  • Tutanekai St
    From Lake Rd Roundabout to Whakaue St​

Proposed road closure​

​Landspeed NZ Association

Date: Sunday 15 March 2020
Time: 6am to 7pm

Roads:

  • Goudies Road and Short Road
    From Rawhiti to Plateau Road

    DETOUR WILL BE IN PLACE - VIA  PLATEAU, RAKAU AND RAWHITI ROADS

Any person objecting to a proposed closure should notify their objection and reasons in writing to be received by 4pm Friday 31 January 2020 at the office of the Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua – or via post Rotorua Lakes Council, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, ROTORUA 3046. Please mark for the Attention of: The Road Corridor Coordinator​​.

​​​Crankworx Cycling Festival

Date: Friday 6 March to Sunday 8 March 2020
Time: 7am to 7pm

Roads:

  • Mountain Road
    Road closed from Clayton Road intersection. Road open to residents and tour buses only.
  • Barnard Road
    Controlled Closure - open to residents and controlled parking

Any person objecting to a proposed closure should notify their objection and reasons in writing to be received by 4pm Friday 31 January 2020 at the office of the Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua – or via post Rotorua Lakes Council, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, ROTORUA 3046. Please mark for the Attention of: The Road Corridor Coordinator​​.​

​Ironman NZ 2020

Date: Saturday 7 March 2020
Time: 6am to 6.30pm

Roads:

  • Broadlands Road
    From Taupo boundary up to Reporoa roundabout

Time: 6am to 4.30pm

Roads:

  • Vaille Road
    From Broadlands to Halcrow Road
  • Halcrow Road 
    From Vaille to Homestead Road 
  • Homestead Road 
    From Halcrow to Broadlands Road 

No access onto Broadlands Road – from side roads within the closure.
(Ohaaki, Allen, Earle, East, Anzio and Strathmore Roads) ​

​Any person objecting to a proposed closure is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof. Any objection shall be in writing and shall be received by 4pm Monday 11 February 2020 at the office of the Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua – or via post Rotorua Lakes Council, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, ROTORUA 3046. Please mark for the  Attention of:  The Road Corridor Coordinator  ​



Under the Local Government Act 1974 schedule 10 Council is required to give notice of proposed road closure at least 42 days prior to the proposed closure.

Any person objecting to a proposed closure is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof.  Any objection shall be in writing and shall be received by 4 pm on the specified date of closure.

Should a decision to close the road(s) named above be confirmed a Public Notice shall be given.

Any objections are to be lodged in writing to either:

Rotorua Lakes Council,
Private Bag 3029,
Rotorua 3046
Attention: Road Corridor Manager
Rotorua Lakes Council
1061 Haupapa Street
Rotorua 3010
Attention: Road Corridor Manager

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Page reviewed: 29 Jan 2020 11:59am