Tauranga Eastern Link - motorists advised night time works
17 September 2012
Tauranga Eastern Link - motorists advised night time works on State Highway 2 at Kairua Road intersection
Motorists travelling along State Highway 2 at the Kairua Road intersection are advised night time road repairs will be carried out on this section of highway as part of the NZ Transport Agency’s (NZTA) Tauranga Eastern Link project.
On Wednesday 19 September and Thursday 20 September, between 7.00pm and 6.00am, a temporary speed restriction of 30km/h will be in place along with a manual stop/go for both northbound and southbound traffic. Whilst this work is being carried out motorists can expect minor delays.
This work is weather dependent, and if it is wet the work will be take place on the next suitable day.
The NZTA thanks motorists for their continued patience and assistance while this work is being undertaken.
Keep up-to-date with developments at www.nzta.govt.nz/tel
The four-lane Tauranga Eastern Link will run from Te Maunga (near Baypark Stadium) in Tauranga to the existing junction of State Highways 2 and 33 (the Rotorua and Whakatane highways) near Paengaroa. It will be made up of 17km of new road and an upgrade of six kilometres of existing highway. The new highway is expected to open to traffic in 2016.
The Government has identified seven essential state highway projects linked to New Zealand’s economic prosperity. Called the roads of national significance, or RoNS for short, the NZTA is charged with delivering this programme of state highway improvements within the next 10 years. The RoNS programme represents one of New Zealand’s biggest ever infrastructure investments and is a key part of the Government’s National Infrastructure Plan and Government’s Policy Statement for transport.
The seven RoNS projects are based around New Zealand's five largest population centres. The focus is on moving people and freight between and within these centres more safely and efficiently. Other RoNS may be added in future but currently from north to south the seven projects are: Puhoi to Wellsford - SH1, Completing the Western Ring Route, Auckland - SH16, SH18 and SH20, Victoria Park Tunnel, Auckland - SH1, Waikato Expressway - SH1, Tauranga Eastern Link - SH2, Wellington Northern Corridor - SH1, Christchurch Motorways. More information is available at www.nzta.govt.nz/rons