Aerodrome Bridge closure

New Zealand Transport Agency is advising that pedestrian and cycle access from Totara Street 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 Road over the new harbour bridge to Mirrielees Road.

This information from NZTA weekly bulletin for the week beginning Monday, November 2, published below.

Harbour Link Project
Intended programme for next week

  •   •  Installation of a traffic diversion on Takitimu Drive from the footbridge to the Elizabeth Street roundabout. All traffic will be diverted onto the eastbound traffic lanes, with one lane available at all times. During this diversion traffic will be manoeuvred across the lanes, caution is required.

  •   •  A series of short-term lane closures at the intersection of Chapel Street/Marsh Street for construction of median islands and associated activities. One lane will be available at all times.

  •   •  A short-term lane diversion on Dive Crescent to pour kerbs. One lane will be available at all times.

  •   •  Installation of a series of short-term road closures and lane closures on Chapel Street and Marsh Street for road reconstruction. These closures will be undertaken at night to minimise disruption. At times a metal surface only will be available and caution is required. One lane will be available at all times, and a signposted detour will be implemented.

  •   •  Installation of road closures on Marsh Street (Dive Crescent to Chapel Street) for road reconstruction. A signposted detour will be implemented while this work is being carried out.

  •   •  Installation of short-term lane closures on Takitimu Drive (footbridge to Elizabeth Street roundabout) for stabilising works. One lane will be available at all times.

Long-term closures:

  •   •  Installation of long-term lane closures, east and westbound on Takitimu Drive. Speed restrictions are in place. Footpath diversions are also installed from Waihi Road footbridge to West Street/Chapel Street, please follow the signposted detour. This footpath diversion will be in place for approximately four weeks.

  •   •  Installation of a long-term lane diversion on Marsh Street to Dive Crescent. Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to travel along the signposted route and use the new shared walkway/cycleway on the new harbour bridge.

  •   •  Continuation of a long-term footpath closure on Chapel Street (old BP site side of Chapel Street). Pedestrians will be diverted at the controlled intersections at Chapel Street and Bay Central Retail.

  •   •  Long-term lane closures are in place along Hewletts Road (city bound traffic only), which involves the reduction from three to two lanes from Totara Street 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.

Advance notice of significant works:

  •   •  A series of lane and road closures will be deployed for road reconstruction at the Chapel Street/Marsh Street intersection (between the hours of 6pm to 6am), with one lane available to traffic at all times. A metal surface will be available during the day; caution is required when driving through this area. All detours will be signposted. This work is currently programmed to commence on Sunday, November 1, weather permitting.

Tauranga City works this week:
Parton Road:  Work to reconstruct the road between Te Okuroa Drive and Papamoa Beach Road is continuing at the Papamoa Beach Road end. The work is now being done on the road but disruption to traffic should be minimal.  The project is expected to be completed by mid-March 2010, depending on weather.  
Cameron Road Routine maintenance and reconstruction work on Cameron Road between Pooles Road and Maleme Street continues.  There is a 30km speed restriction through the site so please expect delays, especially at peak times. 
Takitimu Drive:  Work on Takitimu Drive continues on the north bound lanes between the Waihi Road overbridge and Chapel Street. Lane changes and a 30km speed limit are in place so please expect delays, particularly at peak times.
Local Road Resealing:  Resealing work will be done at the following sites this week: Waihi Road/Cambridge Road roundabout; the 11th Avenue/Devonport Road roundabout and on Otumoetai Road between Waihi Road and Brookfield. The work on the roundabouts will be done at night to limit disruption to traffic.  All resealing work is dependant on fine weather.
Turret Road: Resealing work on Turret Road from 15th Avenue to the Hairini Bridge is due to start on Sunday 1 November.  The work will be done at night to minimise disruption to traffic and is expected to be completed about 6 November, weather permitting.
Footpath Programme: The annual footpath construction programme is continuing.  Work is now underway on Commons Avenue. About 4km of new footpaths will be built between now and Christmas in various parts of the city. 

Western Bay of Plenty District works this week:

State Highway Network: SH29/Tuakopai Stream area - Rehabilitation work, minor delays possible.

SH36 - Mangorewa Gorge Upgrade - Rotorua District Project .Now open 24 hours/day, single lane in places, minor delays expected. 

Local Road Network: Seal Extensions - Rowe, Crawford and Mountain Roads. Stop/Go control, minor delays possible. Seal Widening - Minden, Whakamara, Wairoa Roads and Wilson Road North.
Stop/Go control, minor delays possible.


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