Dive Cres closure

More traffic disruption is expected on the roads in the area surrounding the Dive Crescent roundabout as night time work is conducted there.

Dive Crescent roundabout

Dive Crescent will be closed to motor vehicles during the night as contractors install drainage lines and construct a new road alignment there.
People wishing to drive to business or private property at this time will be permitted access but other motorists will be forced to detour.
There will be limited access for cyclists and pedestrians.

This information provided by New Zealand Transport Agency from their bulletin for the week beginning September 21.

Harbour Link Project
Intended programme for next week (weather dependent, therefore subject to change):
* A short-term lane closure on Marsh St (heading towards the city) for water main repair. One lane will be available at all times.
* A shoulder closure on Dive Cr for kerb construction.Lanes will be narrowed through this section.
* A short-term lane diversion on Mirrielees Rd for a sewerage line to be connected and tested. One lane in each direction will be available at all times.
* A short-term lane closure on Chapel St for road sign installation and footpath construction. 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 Retail.
* 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.

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 take about 14 weeks to complete. 
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. Night works are planned and the project is likely to take about eight 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. 
City to Surf Half Marathon Road Closures:  Dive Crescent will be closed from 6am until 8am and Maunganui Road between Pacific Avenue and Prince Avenue will be closed from 8am until 2pm on Sunday 27th September for the City to Surf Half Marathon event. Please take care if you are driving in these areas.
Commons Avenue: Work to replace watermains is underway in Commons Ave between The Mall and Marine Parade. Some of the work will affect footpaths so pedestrians are advised to take care in the area. Traffic management is in place.


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