Driving to the pub with nowhere to park

The Strand Northern Reclamation Carpark is now closed between 10.30pm and 6am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. This is part of Tauranga City Council's Strand night management plan and is aimed at reducing crime and making The Strand a safer place.

This information from New Zealand Transport Agency’s weekly bulletin for the week starting October 5 published below.

Harbour Link Project
Intended programme for next week (weather dependent, therefore subject to change)

• A full road closure will be installed on Dive Cr from the rail lines to Dive Cr roundabout for road realignment. People requiring access to private or public property will be able to do so. Please follow the sign posted detour. During construction, vehicles will be required to travel on a metal surface, caution is required.
• A short-term lane diversion will be installed on Mirrielees Rd to install signs and to work on viaduct barriers. One lane will be available at all times.
• A lane closure will be undertaken on Takitimu Dr for asphalt work. All eastbound traffic will be diverted onto the Chapel St eastbound off ramp.
• A short-term lane closure on Chapel St to install signs and work on the viaduct barriers. One lane will be available at all times.
• A full road closure will be installed on Chapel St (between Brown St and Chapel/Marsh St intersection) to install a sign gantry. Please follow the sign posted detour.
• A short-term lane closure will be deployed on Marsh St on the approach to the Dive Cr roundabout to remove a median island. One lane will be open at all times.

Long-term closures:

• Continuation of a long-term lane closure westbound on Takitimu Dr, Otumoetai and Matua traffic to use the Chapel St eastbound off ramp. A 50km/h speed restriction is in place. Westbound cyclists are advised to use Cameron Rd.
• Installation of a long-term lane diversion from Dive Cr roundabout onto the new Harbour Bridge. A speed restriction is in place and caution is required. Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to travel along the sign posted route and use the new shared walkway/cycleway on the new Harbour Bridge.
• Continuation of a long-term footpath closure on Chapel St (old BP site side of Chapel St). Pedestrians will be diverted at the controlled intersections at Chapel St and Bay Central Shopping Centre.
• Continuation of a long-term lane diversion on Mirrielees Rd, with all traffic travelling on the new road. Pedestrians are advised to follow the sign posted walkway. Dive Cr roundabout shape has changed and caution is required when driving through this area.
• Long-term lane closures are in place along Hewletts Rd (city bound traffic only), which involves the reduction from 3 to 2 lanes from Totara St to Tasman Quay. Tasman Quay to Ballance Corner is reduced to one lane to allow for a traffic diversion at the old toll plaza site for construction of the new road.
• Pedestrian and cycle access from Totara St south onto Aerodrome Bridge is closed until December 2009. Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to use the new shared walkway/cycleway which runs from Tasman Quay intersection on Hewletts Rd over the new Harbour Bridge to Mirrielees Rd.

Advance notice of significant works:

• A series of short-term lane closures will be deployed around the Dive Cr roundabout, Chapel St and Takitimu Dr in preparation for opening the Chapel St Viaduct. These closures are weather dependent. Look for the Harbour Link brochure in the mail which details changes to traffic flows with the opening of the Chapel St Viaduct.

2. Tauranga City works this week:
Cameron Road: Routine maintenance and reconstruction work on Cameron Road between Pooles Road and Maleme Street is underway. There is a 30km speed restriction through the site so please expect delays, especially at peak times. The project is expected to be completed early December, weather permitting.
Takitimu Drive: Routine maintenance and reconstruction of the next section of Takitimu Drive between the Elizabeth Street Roundabout and the Waihi Road off ramp is underway. Lane changes are in place so that traffic can continue to use the road while the work is being done. Some work will be done at night to reduce the length of the project. The work is expected to take 5-6 weeks to complete, depending on weather. A 30km speed limit will be in place so please expect delays, particularly at peak times.
Footpath Programme: The annual footpath construction programme has started. About 4km of new footpaths will be built between now and Christmas in various parts of the city. Works are currently underway on Oceanbeach Road.

3. Western Bay of Plenty District works this week:
State Highway Network: SH2/Jellicoe St, Te Puke - Seal overlay and road marking from Cameron Road to No 1 Rd approx. Lane closures and detours, night work where possible. Contra flow, delays expected.

SH29/Tuakopai Stream area - Rehabilitation Work, minor delays possible.

SH36 - Rotorua District - Closed 9am - 4pm week days until approx. end of October 2009. Website: gorge@rdc.govt.nz, Telephone: (07) 348 4199

Local Road Network: Seal Widening - Whakamarama, Snodgrass and Wairoa Roads, Stop/Go control, minor delays possible.


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