Major roadworks are due to start this week on Kairua Road between number R194 and the intersection with Welcome Bay Road. The work will involve some earthworks to improve bends, reconstructing and resurfacing the road, installing new kerb and channelling and upgrading stormwater and a watermain. Some disruption to traffic can be expected at times and there will be speed restrictions in place. The work is expected to take about 10 weeks to complete.
This information from New Zealand Transport Agency weekly bulletin for the week beginning Monday, February 15, published below.
Temporary Changes to Bus Stops: For the next few months all Bay Hopper Tauranga buses will stop at, and depart from, Durham Street near Baycourt instead of Willow or Wharf Streets. This temporary arrangement is in place while essential roadworks are done on Wharf and Willow Streets. Signage directing people to the temporary bus stops is in place and information is available on buses, in your local library and in the Tauranga City Council Customer Service Centre on Willow Street.
Wharf /Willow Streets: Major road works are due to start on Wharf and Willow Streets later this month. The work will involve reconstructing and resurfacing the road and installing new kerb and channeling. Additional work includes upgrading the sewer, stormwater, watermains, and some parts of the footpath. While these road works are underway, the BayHopper Tauranga buses will operate from temporary bus stops on Durham Street.
Coopers Road / Farm Street: Work to remove existing speed humps and replace them with speed cushions is continuing. There is traffic management in place so please take care when driving through the area.
Hynds Road: The speed humps removed prior to Christmas are being replaced with speed cushions. There is traffic management in place so please take care when driving through the area.
Bethlehem Roundabout: Construction of the new roundabout on SH2 at Bethlehem west is underway. Work is expected to be completed by the end of June. Traffic management and site screens will be in place but only minimal delays are expected in the early stages of construction. Motorists are advised to take care when driving through the work site.
Parton Road: Work is continuing on laying the new kerb and channel and footpaths. There will be unsealed sections and temporary speed restrictions will be in place. Installation of twin culverts across Parton Road at the Wairakei drainage reserve is continuing. Traffic control is in place and when required, a temporary one way system will be in operation.
Local Road Resealing: The local road resealing programme is underway and will continue until late March. Generally this work will involve minimal disruption to traffic.
Andrew Place/Shelley Street: Work to install new storm water pipes is continuing. Some minor disruption to traffic is possible.
Vale Street: Work to reshape Vale Street between Baden Street and Landscape Road to form an overland stormwater flow path during severe storms is underway. Kerb and channel is being laid in Vale Street between Baden Street and Hinewa Road. The whole project is likely to take eight months to complete and intermittent disruption to traffic is likely. Please take care when driving in the area.