Beam work begins this weekend

Contractors will begin laying the bridge beams on the Mangatawa interchange this weekend.

The works will see speed restrictions and stop/go traffic management in place while the works are carried out.


The Mangatawa interchange in August. Photo NZTA.

From 6pm Sunday all traffic will be diverted onto the Mangatawa interchange northern on and off ramps to allow contractors to place the Mangatawa interchange beams. Motorists should expect short delays until the work is complete at 6am Monday.

“Contractors will also complete work on the new SH2 Tauranga bound slip lane near the Domain Road interchange. There will be speed restrictions and lane closures in place from 8pm Sunday night until midnight followed by temporary closures between the hours of 9am and 4pm on Monday December and Tuesday,” says a statement from the NZ Transport Agency.

On Monday work will being to safely remove line making and to place concrete barrier on SH2 between Domain Road and Welcome Bay Road.

The NZ Transport Agency says there will be stop / go and speed restrictions of 30km/h in place from between 7pm and midnight to allow contractors to carry out the work.

“Motorists travelling on State Highway 2 (SH2) between Te Maunga and Welcome Bay Road over the next week are asked to drive with extra care, as several key areas on the Tauranga Eastern Link project undergoing changes,” adds the agency.


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