Works on Cameron Road by Tauranga Racecourse are expected to be mainly finished by the end of this week. There are still some minor finishing touches to be done and traffic management and temporary speed limits will still be in place to assist this.
This information from New Zealand Transport Agency’s weekly report published below.
1. Harbour Link Project
Intended programme for next week (weather dependent, therefore subject to change)
Continuation of short-term traffic diversions on Takitimu Dr from Elizabeth St roundabout to the Chapel St Viaduct. One lane will be available at all times for traffic. During this diversion traffic will be manoeuvred across the lanes so caution is required. These diversions are required to continue asphalt works.
All city bound traffic from the old toll plaza site to the new harbour bridge will be diverted onto the new chip seal surface along the Mount causeway. As loose chip will be on the ground, caution is required when travelling through this area. Traffic will rejoin the current carriageway before the new harbour bridge. One lane will be available at all times.
A short-term road closure will be in place from Elizabeth St to Chapel St (heading towards the Mount), whilst a destination sign is installed and other construction works undertaken on the viaduct. Please follow the sign posted detour route.
Short-term lane diversions will occur at the old toll plaza site to install traffic counters. One lane will be available at all times.
There will be a short-term lane closure along the Mount causeway onto the new harbour bridge to install a sign gantry. One lane will be available at all times.
Installation of long-term lane closures, east and westbound on Takitimu Dr. Speed restrictions are in place.
Installation of a long-term lane diversion on Marsh St to Dive Cr. Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to travel along the sign posted route and use the 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 Retail.
Long-term lane closures are in place along Hewletts Rd (city bound traffic only), which involves the reduction from three to two 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.
2. Tauranga City works this week:
School Variable Speed Zones: Watch for the new flashing 40km variable speed zones outside Welcome Bay Primary and Otumoetai Primary Schools. The signs will be operational for a short time at the beginning and end of each school day.
Parton Road: Work to reconstruct Parton Road is continuing. This week the work is underway between Dickson Road and Papamoa Beach Road. Installation of services is also in progress near Gordon Spratt Park.
Takitimu Drive: Work on Takitimu Drive continues on both north bound and south 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.
Chadwick Road Resealing: Resealing work will take place on Chadwick Road between Mansels Road and Fraser Street on Tuesday, December 2. The work is dependant on weather and should only take a couple of hours to complete. There will be minor disruption to traffic
Footpath Programme: The annual footpath construction programme is continuing. Work is now underway on Valley Road. About 4km of new footpaths will be built between now and Christmas in various parts of the city.
Bus Shelters: Over the next few months 18 new bus shelters will be built at existing bus stops around the city. Work starts this week with construction of the concrete bases for the shelters. Most of the work will be done off the road so there should be minimal disruption to traffic.
Streetlight Upgrading: Upgrades to streetlights in Korowai Street, Seaspray Drive, Goods Road, Pillans Road and Harbour Drive are underway. Work is due to be completed prior to Christmas. Delays to traffic should be minor as all works are located within the road berms.
Local Road Resealing: The local road resealing programme in underway around the city. This week’s work is mainly minor and disruption to traffic should be limited.
3. Western Bay of Plenty District works this week:
State Highway Network: SH29/Tuakopai Stream Bridge area Rehabilitation Work, minor delays possible.
Local Road Network: Seal Extensions - Rowe and Crawford Roads. Stop/Go control, minor delays possible. Seal Widening - Minden, Whakamarama, Snodgrass, Wairoa and Wilson Road North Roads. Stop/Go control, minor delays possible.